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Old 08-23-2004, 11:16 PM   #11
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Ok, after 1 day, i have about 1/3 of a inch of blackish brown water in the collection cup, there is also some white foam with bits of debris in it. How does this sound?
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Old 08-23-2004, 11:35 PM   #12
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PERFECT!

That's what you're looking for. Just watch it and to be sure it keeps it up. It does take some fiddeling to get the most out of it...
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Old 08-24-2004, 12:26 AM   #13
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Ok cool, is it supposed to be brown foam or brown water? I thought it was supposed to be foam but i guees that thazt ends up as water.
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Old 08-24-2004, 12:51 AM   #14
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supposed to be foam but i guees that thazt ends up as water.
Exactaly...

Wait a few days to empty the cup. Don't clean the riser part completly, just a quick rinse, or you have to start the break in all over...

And smell what you dump; it be Nasty!!!
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I used to siphon out the skimmate with a turkey baster just so I didn't have to re- set the flow rate.
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Old 08-24-2004, 11:48 PM   #16
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cant you just turn the skimmer off and remove the collection cup and do a quick rinse without messing with the flow?
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Old 08-25-2004, 11:09 PM   #17
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You can, but you'll still probably have to adjust it a bit.

They're just not a set it and forget it piece of equipment.

Still have to check on them from time to time to insure they are getting the right amount of gunk in the cup...
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Old 08-26-2004, 11:35 AM   #18
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My skimmer went crazy yesterday and pulled a ton of gunk out, then quickly dropped th water level too low...Like it caught up, or something.
prizm's work...but dang if they aren't finicky.
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