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Old 01-26-2003, 04:12 PM   #11
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the outflow is as low as it will go and the skimmer is only a month old and being used on a new tank without livestock
I think that is the problem. Skimmers need to have some (protein) build up to make them work properly. Even on an established tank they will overproduce bubbles until they "break in" or get a good coating of junk in them.
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IMO, you should tear down the skimmer and clean with bleach every 3 months
I now this is only an opinion so I will counter to say it is my opinion that tearing down and cleaning with bleach will require the skimmer to undergo another break in period. I clean mine with plain water to remove the lrge chunks and major build up of slime but do not make it squeaky clean. It overskims for a day then settles down.

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Old 02-22-2003, 03:30 PM   #12
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Has anyone made a bubble trap for skimmers?
Would changing from a Maxi-Jet 1200 to a 900 eliminate the bubbles going in the tank?

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I have used sponges to return the water from the skimmer too, the sponge catches the bubbles before they make it to the tank.

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Would changing from a Maxi-Jet 1200 to a 900 eliminate the bubbles going in the tank?
Maybe, if the pump your using now is too strong for the skimmer.
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Greetings Kevin.

I bought the surface skimmer attachment which has a "bubble eliminator" sponge at the bottom, but what it does is make the bubbles more tiny.

When I bought the skimmer they had two options or a rio 800 or the Maxi-Jet 1200, since at the time I have read a lot of complaints from the rio's I bought it with the maxi jet.

I'm going to try it with a 900 and a 600 to see it that helps.

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I have a Remora and the sponge really doesnt do any thing unless you stuff it in the prefilter hole at the bottom where the water is suppose to come out. The only problem is that it keeps floating back up to the surface, and the bubles bypass it. Im going to try and put it on the inside of the skimmer , just behind the outflow hole and see what effect that does.
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