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Today was a big maintenance day for me.  I installed a 2nd DOS controlled by my Trident to dose magnesium, replaced all my dosing tubing and added John Guest push connect fittings, disassembled and thoroughly cleaned my skimmer, and siphoned detritus out of my sump.

For the past few days my skimmer has struggled to start up, with the motor running for about 30 seconds before bubbles finally foamed up and my Apex warned me it was drawing more watts than normal.  After cleaning, it now starts up right away and no power warnings.

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Looking good  

One of my favorite things is vacuuming out the sump. I painted all sides of the sump white except the front so I like when it’s clean 🧽 

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You have some amazing equipment under that beast 😃

 

I'm probably weird but I enjoy maintenance day.  It's very gratifying to see it all clean and running smoothly.

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Looking great. What is everybody using to vacuum detritus out of the sump? 

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25 minutes ago, Deuce00 said:

Looking great. What is everybody using to vacuum detritus out of the sump? 

I have a bucket head from home depot.  A little shop vac that attaches to a bucket.  It's about $26. 

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