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Old 11-01-2003, 02:27 AM   #1
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Protein Skimmer isnt working?

okay i got a berlin turbo skimmer and it doesnt appear to be workng ? notihgn at all is in the collection cup no bubles are makign it to the top part of the skimmer the tube to the collection cup and i do isee very minute and speraticly bubles in the outer tubei know its supposed to be bubless but a very very veyr few hear and there? i dunno wat to do is my tank to new? not enough polutants? or what?
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Your tank is so new that there is probably nothing in there to skim out. You may not see anything in the cup for a couple of weeks...maybe longer.
BTW...what is "speraticly"?
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Old 11-01-2003, 01:10 PM   #3
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START DATE OCT. 11th 03
90 Gal AGA tank
Oceanic SUMP 2 bio balls, 3 filter pads,&Crbn
Magdrive 9.5 pump
triple 48inch strip light (3 48inch 50/50 6000K/ actinic bulbs 36 watts)
110 lbs live rock Fiji,Caribian, Keys rock
40lbs live sand 100lbs araganite
15lbs black reg.sand
Berlin Classic with turbo upgrade
2 Maxi JEt Power head 1200
1 Rio 2100 for??
___live stock___
1 Ylw Tang
1 Chocolate Starfish
2 Green Damsels
1 horse conch snail
1 cleaner shrimp
7 Turbo snails the Cone shaped
13 Trochus Snails
23 Red leg cortez hermits
7 Scarlet hermits
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Old 11-01-2003, 03:10 PM   #4
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I have not used a berlin turbo but i think you need to have more airbubbles in the reaction chamber than just a few here and there. Whats the pump thats running the skimmer?
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I don't use a berlin, but from my use of a venturi, it took me a long time to tweak it just right to get any real foam. Either too much or too little.

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Old 11-01-2003, 03:54 PM   #6
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it is the berlin turbo pump
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Magdrive 9.5 pump
triple 48inch strip light (3 48inch 50/50 6000K/ actinic bulbs 36 watts)
110 lbs live rock Fiji,Caribian, Keys rock
40lbs live sand 100lbs araganite
15lbs black reg.sand
Berlin Classic with turbo upgrade
2 Maxi JEt Power head 1200
1 Rio 2100 for??
___live stock___
1 Ylw Tang
1 Chocolate Starfish
2 Green Damsels
1 horse conch snail
1 cleaner shrimp
7 Turbo snails the Cone shaped
13 Trochus Snails
23 Red leg cortez hermits
7 Scarlet hermits
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