Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater Reef Aquaria
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 03-14-2004, 12:05 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Matoaca, Virginia
Posts: 125
Send a message via AIM to gump3842k Send a message via Yahoo to gump3842k
I need help with my protein skimmer

I have a seaclone 100 on a 35 gallon hexagon tank. My skimmer is putting so many bubbles in the water it is making my tank look foggy. What should i do about this
__________________

__________________
gump3842k is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-2004, 12:24 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Biggen's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Panama City FL
Posts: 1,817
If its a brand new skimmer this is totally normal. Should stop in a week or so, hopefully.

Have you tried adjusting the venturi knob on the air hose to see if you can reduce the bubbles that way?
__________________

__________________
Rodman
Biggen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-2004, 01:32 PM   #3
AA Team Emeritus
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Virginia
Posts: 2,256
Send a message via ICQ to fishfreek Send a message via AIM to fishfreek Send a message via MSN to fishfreek Send a message via Yahoo to fishfreek
You ran out of chat on me before I could assist you further.

As biggen has said this is not uncommon for new skimmers. There is a break in period that all new skimmers go thru. This can be as short as a few hours or as long as a few days.

Also read the skimmer documentation as each brand has its own way of adjusting the outflow. Adjust the outflow till you have no or very little bubbles being dumped into the tank. This might mean you have to almost totally shut the air intake off for a few days.

Skimmers are super sensiitive to whats in the water and there is usually a thin film from the manufacturing process that is on the inside of the skimmer body that makes it much more sensitive during the breakin period.
__________________
Remember dont tap the glass, your fish will think you're an idiot -Anonymous mother

Check out our articles area. 30+ Aquatic articles for your enjoyment
Are you in or around the Shenandoah Valley area? If so click here to join our regional forum.
fishfreek is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-2004, 08:50 PM   #4
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Albany, NY
Posts: 53
Send a message via AIM to markh30
I grabbed one of those sponges that I received with my powerhead and put it in front of my seaclone where the water pours back into the tank. That catches my bubbles. Personally, I don't like my seaclone. It's too temperamental when it comes to producing the foam. It'll do fine for a couple of days, but as soon as I pull the cup off, rinse it out, and put it back on, it takes days and a lot of adjustments to get it to produce foam again. :|
__________________
markh30 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-2004, 08:59 PM   #5
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Calgary, Canada
Posts: 131
Has anyone else had this kind of trouble with the seaclone?

It is the protein skimmer that I have been planning on purchasing for my new tank. But if it is a hassle in general I may have to consider something else.

Thanks
__________________
In desperate need of help, but very excited to learn. I have tasted the world of aquariums and now I'm hooked.

Here is what I have now...

29 gal tank
aquaclear 200
prizm skimmer
maxijet 900 powerhead
100W (maybe 150W) heater, but heating isnt a prob
1.5 inches of crushed coral
some decoration stuff including a couple peices of old dried coral.) Not sure if it is real to be honest...
Crappy lights that I am going to rebuild, just for come flourescents
excited_newby is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-2004, 09:04 PM   #6
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Biggen's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Panama City FL
Posts: 1,817
Quote:
Has anyone else had this kind of trouble with the seaclone?

It is the protein skimmer that I have been planning on purchasing for my new tank. But if it is a hassle in general I may have to consider something else.
To put it bluntly, they are a total piece of junk. I had one for 3 months on my tank before I finally threw it in the garbage. I could never get it to produce much of anything. Like MarkH said, very temperamental.

I have since purchased an AquaC Urchin and never looked back. I am amazed out how well this skimmer works. AquaC's are near the top of the list when it comes to protein skimmers, IMO.
__________________
Rodman
Biggen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-2004, 09:57 PM   #7
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Albany, NY
Posts: 53
Send a message via AIM to markh30
I also heard the AquaC Urchin was pretty good. I've been researching it and I'm thinking of getting one. They're a little pricey, but I'm sure it'll make up the difference in aggravation that I get with the seaclone.
__________________
markh30 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-2004, 10:00 PM   #8
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Northern Indiana
Posts: 26
I also have a seaclone. It has been running about 2 months now. It never put any air bubbles in my tank at all. I opened my air up all the way. The problem is It does not skim worth crap, I agree take the cup off and it takes 2 days before it starts working again. I have a aqua C remora with skimmer box ordered and cant wait for delivery!
__________________
theodo155 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-2004, 10:02 PM   #9
AA Team Emeritus
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Chatsworth, GA
Posts: 4,071
Send a message via Yahoo to loganj
Aqua C Remora is the top of the line in a small HOB skimmer...nothing else will touch it. The next best thing is a Bakpak, but the Aqua C will outperform the Bakpak.
__________________
Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.
Logan J
loganj is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-2004, 10:54 PM   #10
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Albany, NY
Posts: 53
Send a message via AIM to markh30
Yippee! I just ordered my AquaC. Used 2-day shipping as well. I'm excited.
I'm sure I can get rid of my seaclone in ebay.
__________________

__________________
markh30 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
protein, protein skimmer, skimmer

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
***FOR SALE*** RedSea Prizm Skimmer PROTEIN SKIMMER mike3epanda Archive 0 09-08-2007 09:47 PM
RedSea Prizm Skimmer PROTEIN SKIMMER *TRADE* mike3epanda Archive 0 09-08-2007 09:44 PM
FS: AquaC Remora Protein Skimmer w/ Skimmer Box (USED) jmh2536 Archive 1 07-26-2006 02:45 PM
Coralife Super Skimmer Needle Wheel Protein Skimmer roka64 General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 1 06-20-2006 07:27 PM
Protein Skimmer SerLunchbox Saltwater Reef Aquaria 7 02-03-2005 02:51 AM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:11 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.