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 09-26-2005, 01:04 AM   #1
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
flanque's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 740
Protein skimmer skims too wet

Hello,

Unless I slow the flow rate down, my skimmer seems to collect mostly water. It doesn't seem to bias any particular time such as feeding having additives added.

I'd like to skim at the full rate if at all possible. I've tried changing the air intake valve too.

Ideas?
__________________

flanque is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-26-2005, 01:08 AM   #2
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 5,832
Send a message via Yahoo to quarryshark
What kind of skimmer? What kind of adjustments are on it? Also, how long have you had it? They sometimes take a while to "break in".
__________________

__________________
quarryshark is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-26-2005, 10:31 AM   #3
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Nebraska, USA
Posts: 6,703
Sounds like the cup needs to be raised, if the skimmer has broken in already.
__________________
Former advisor and planted tank geek...life's moved on though.
malkore is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2005, 11:53 PM   #4
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
flanque's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 740
Quote:
Here's my tank at night. I run 6 LED's in the canopy to simulate moonlight at night. Its supposed to make corals propagate, and it lets me see some of the nocturnal creatures that come out.
What LEDs are these? Are they special marine ones or just regular blue LEDs with unregulated light spectrum output?

How did you rig it up?
flanque is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2005, 11:05 AM   #5
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Memphis
Posts: 196
I think your reply got posted to the wrong forum perhaps. Check the DIY section on moonlights for this information but I think they need to be in the 470-480 range. The one's you get from Radio Shack are overpriced and just out of the range of moonlight.

As far as the skimmer goes, I had the same problem with a new skimmer. Let it run on a lower setting where it doesn't overflow and as it breaks in, the foam should rise higher and into the cup. The breakin period is about a week for most skimmers from what I can tell.
__________________
45G Reef - 65#'s of LR, 3" sand bed, Fluval 304 filled with LR rubble, (2) MJ900, SeaClone 100 protein skimmer with MJ1200
Fish - Ocellaris Clown, Royal Gramma, Purple Firefish, Coral Beauty, Blue Neon Goby
Coral - Xenia, Devil's Hand Leather, Toadstool Leather, Green Hairy Mushrooms, Zoanthids
Inverts - (2) Peppermint Shrimp, Scarlet Cleaner Shrimp, (5) Turbo Snails, (4) Nassarius Snails, (10) Blue Leg Hermits, Emerald Crab, (3) Scarlett Crabs, some small starfish(hitchhikers)


My Aquarium Photos
localhost is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2005, 08:12 PM   #6
SW REEF 18+ YEARS
Community Admin
 
melosu58's Avatar



Tank of the Month Award
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Virginia
Posts: 38,249
I have an excaliber skimmer and mine did that for the first couple turns and then it did OK
__________________

SITE ADMINISTRATOR

You can view many of my fish and corals in my photo albums in my profile.

View my tank


AA Community Rules|AA TOS

Forums 101 - posting, accounts, basics
melosu58 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2005, 09:36 PM   #7
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
flanque's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 740
I've had my skimmer for about nine months now... :-(
flanque is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-10-2005, 10:01 AM   #8
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Central Kentucky
Posts: 6,015
Send a message via AIM to greenmaji
I think this has been asked before but.. what skimmer do you have and what adjustments does it have?
__________________

__________________
greenmaji is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
protein, protein skimmer, skimmer, wet

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
wet/dry and protein skimmer jessicasmarine General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 1 06-03-2009 06:25 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
Wet/Dry Filter vs. Protein Skimmer tingram Saltwater Reef Aquaria 17 02-28-2004 06:17 PM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:40 PM.


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