Oct 28, 2002, 7:13 PM
Post #4 of 43
Dr Tan and Stuart,
Re: [dttk] Turbo Cleaner no bubble
[In reply to]
Thanks for the info. Yes, there is a low pitch roaring sound and bubble forming. However, with 2500L/hr, it really doesn't produce enough juice to power the TC.
What I did was to divert 30% of my capacity from the main pump into the TC. What a difference in performance. The TC suddenly jump to life and roaring like crazy. Bubbles were bursting at the top. Really neat and impressive.
Guess what, I let it run for one night and the next day, I could not believe my eyes. Since my filter is not completely mature, the water was slightly green (even with a 15w UV light), and murky. After running the TC for one night, I can still see that the water is still slightly green, but, what a difference... the water is sparkling clean....almost shining. When I looked at the discharge, the water is yellowish and dull.
I will strongly recommend any serious koi hobbyist to invest into a TC or a TC equivalent protein skimmer. It really makes a big difference in the water quality.
BTW, one question I have is, since I'm still topping up with liquid bacteria, will the TC extract the good bacteria that is costing me a lot of money to buy?
BTW, Dr Tan, I was joking when I say about the genius thing. Just kidding...hope you don't mind.