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Old 06-12-2012, 11:31 PM   #1
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Proclear aquatics systems 75g protien skimmer

I was given this protein skimmer and this is the first time I will be using one since I've only been into the saltwater hobby for about two months now. can anyone explain the whole adjustment and water level deal.
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Old 06-13-2012, 04:17 AM   #2
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Following. I believe you need to adjust it so the water is in the cone of the collection cup but not spilling over (flow dial). I also gather they work a lot better when they get dirty. Mine took about 2 weeks to start bubbling correctly. Either way, following in this thread to learn something new!
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Old 06-13-2012, 12:50 PM   #3
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Ya I was playing with it yesterday because I had to do some modifications to it because the tank I have ha an eclipse hood. So I filled up my sink and an it worked but I couldn't get the water into the tube
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Old 06-13-2012, 12:51 PM   #4
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Into the tube of the collection cup
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Old 06-13-2012, 03:12 PM   #5
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Is it submergible? A lot of times it depends on the actual water level.
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It was used as an in sump skimmer but due to my setup I'm going to have it act like a hang on skimmer
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But I cut a tube long enough for the pump to reach the middle of the tank if need be
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Old 06-13-2012, 03:30 PM   #8
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That's your problem, your pump can't handle the little extra distance. This is my set up. I also cut a tube and ran my pump in chamber 1 to my skimmer in chamber two. Had to adjust daily for weeks until I found its happy point.
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Old 06-13-2012, 03:58 PM   #9
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I see, thanks I'll have to fugue something out then
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