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Old 06-02-2006, 01:25 PM   #11
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Ok so your cutting back the flow from the pump directly. I have the valve at the very end of the line. I only have one line onmy bak pak, but you should have a similar line going into the power head.

Are you using the needle wheel or venturi skimmer?
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Old 06-02-2006, 01:38 PM   #12
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needle wheel

Now its producing a very very very thick skim. Must be doing its job but id like to know what caused this spike. I think my conister filter hose got kinked and wasnt filtering my water =/
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Old 06-02-2006, 03:26 PM   #13
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Mayb ur returning hose is too down into the water. The opening of the hose should be at least .25in above ur tank's water surface. HTH
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Any time I ran into problems with my cup overflowing, it was because the return hose was to low in the water. I have my CSS 220 in sump and if my sump water gets to high, my return hose is then lower in the water and water will rush into the collection cup and overflow.

This is why I have my sump return pump and skimmer pump on the same power circuit, because if my sump return pump has a power failure, the backflow siphon will raise the level of my sump but my skimmer will be off as well. However, this only protects me from a power source failure, it is possible for my sump return pump to fail not because of power source issues and I would then be left my sump return pump failed and my skimmer pump running, resulting in an overflow. I have not figured a way to protect from this condition. HTH
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Old 06-02-2006, 04:55 PM   #15
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Interesting Thank you all

Mine is producing so much Skim its unbeleiveable i think i had an Organic Spike or something???????? CAuse its making very thick bubbles that are overflowing out of the cup.
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Old 06-02-2006, 08:34 PM   #16
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If the bubbles are clear, then something is wrong with the skimmer. If the bubbles are dark i think something is going on in ur tank
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Old 09-27-2008, 04:09 PM   #17
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On the corallife model theres an adjustment knob right above the pump (grey and looks like a piece of the pipe)
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