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I just set up my Tunze Nano DOC 9200 on my 20H mixed reef and am getting this funky bile like skimmate.

The tank has been running for over a year now without a skimmer, could this be why?

I have had skimmers on past tanks, but never did they make green skimmate, just brown.

What do you all think?

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Could be something in the water...

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Could be something in the water...

You've been a tremendus help....:P

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dosing phyto or any other kind of bottled food?

kinda looks like melon liquor...you might wanna taste it :P

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Yeah I've never seen skimmate that green before, my guess is something that you might be dosing but if not, I would worry to much about it, it's nice that it's pulling some kind of gunk, what does it smell like, my skimmate smells like rotten eggs lol.

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How long was the skimmate in the cup? It could be algae/phytoplankton growing from the increased nutrients.

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I am doseing SeaChem Fuel, but that's about it.

It produced that much and color of skimmate in it's first few hours of operation.

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I'm willing to bet that is what it is then...the seachem white bottle additive, very flashy their displays are I must say

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was the skimmer running when you dosed? maybe it picked it up right away.

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I have the same type of skimmate on my ghetto skimmer. but my tank params are all perfect so i never worry about it.
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I haven't dosed since last Monday, and I installed the skimmer Saturday. I dunno...

Looks tasty, huh?

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