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Old 03-09-2013, 08:43 PM   #1
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Help! Octopus HOB BH1000 Protein Skimmer bubbles

Hey guys - pumped about my new skimmer, set it up and it's creating a lot of micro bubbles in the tank. Any suggestions on how to fix it? Also looking for recommendations on how far down to keep the collection cup. Any suggestions are much appreciated!!
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Old 03-09-2013, 09:23 PM   #2
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I've been running mine for a year and still have micro bubbles.
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Old 03-09-2013, 11:39 PM   #3
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How can I be sure this thing doesn't overflow tonight. Got me a bit worried, collection cup already has a little bit of scum in it.
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You need to raise the collection cup until just the bubbles are reaching the top of the shaft.
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Old 03-16-2013, 01:39 PM   #5
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How's it going with the protein skimmer? Have you ditched your filter yet? I got Reef Octopus BH 100 and thinking about running the skimmer with Live Rock and Powerheads only. What's your set up like now?

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Old 03-16-2013, 01:52 PM   #6
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I still have my hob filter, running Purigen through it. It's clear as day in my tank. I like the extra flow it adds. I don't think ill remove it, although tank would probably be fine without it. The Protein skimmer is absolutely awesome.
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Still having minor bubble problems though.
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Old 03-16-2013, 01:58 PM   #8
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Still having minor bubble problems though.
Hmm..I don't have bubbles. Did yours come with a defoaming device? It looks like its trapping bubbles inside the skimmer rather than releasing them into the aquarium.

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Old 03-17-2013, 11:07 PM   #9
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It did- my lfs said it'd just collect algae and wasn't very useful, I'm thinking of putting at least one back on because of the bubbles though
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