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Old 08-22-2004, 09:58 PM   #1
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Resetup Prizm

Ok i resetup my prizm, and i tried to do everything you guys told me. When you talked about the water level being right below the o ring, do you mean the fizzy level or the clear water? Right now i can hear alot of fizzing, is this right? And when i first did it the was a lot of sucking sounds which are now gone.But i can hear a soft high pitched sound a little. Does this sound like verything is going right?

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Old 08-22-2004, 11:10 PM   #2
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I'm running the same skimmer and I found it takes a bit of adjusting to get it to skim "dry foam". Just keep playing with it until you start getting nasty gunk in the cup.

If you're getting clear water, really fast, it's too far open. Nothing in the cup, too little flow.

I does take a few days to start skimming, it has to break in a bit. Water level in your tank will also effect how many bubbles you get.

Mine is set so the clear level is just above the O ring.

Also, be sure the air line is hooked up to the little nipple on the cup with II, not the I mark...

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Old 08-22-2004, 11:13 PM   #3
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OK, right now my water is about .5-1 inch below the o ring, if there is already some white foam oozing out of the top is it too much?

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Old 08-22-2004, 11:16 PM   #4
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Wait are you aure its the II spot?
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Old 08-22-2004, 11:22 PM   #5
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I just double checked mine, and yes, the II nipple for sure.

I is for priming, to get the water started up the intake. After it's flowing, switch to II so you get air in the impeller.

It makes a big difference in the flow and amount of air that gets sucked in. If I have white/clear foam, I turn mine down a bit. It just wastes water. After awhile you will start getting brown foam at the top of the cup being pushed up by the larger bubbles in the neck as they rise...

Gotta get air in though, so switch to II and see how many more fine bubbles you get.

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Old 08-22-2004, 11:27 PM   #6
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Wait the II is just the 1 with the semicircle near the hole? wait so explain how the neck should look if everything is going right.
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One other thing:

It makes kind of a chattering sound when your on I. Switch to II when the water is flowing well, and you'll get a bunch of really fine bubbles in the chamber...
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Wait the II is just the 1 with the semicircle near the hole? wait so explain how the neck should look if everything is going right.
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Old 08-22-2004, 11:34 PM   #9
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the "I" is just a plug. It allows no air to get in the tube, and therefore, water only.

The "II" is open to the cup. It basically just acts a muffler to keep it a bit quieter.

IMO, perfect is clear water at the O ring and bubbles above in the neck of the cup.

You won't get anything for a few days (at least I didn't). After it "breaks in" you will start getting nasty brown bubbles at the top of the neck. This is "dry foam" loaded with the protien you don't want. The cup should slowley fill, maybe an 1/8" a day.

You'll know it's working when you empty it; it reeks!

If you end up getting the cup filled rapidly with clear, or nearly clear water. It's flowing too much...

If after a few days, you have nothing in the cup, it's running too slow...
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OK thanks alot!
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