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Old 10-11-2006, 10:12 AM   #1
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Skimmer issues

I have the coralife 125 on my 90...as many of you know I love it.

But yesterday the collection cup started ti fill quickly.Had I not caught it,which I barely did,it would have been a disaster for the carpet (its a hob).

It was as though the output had been over corrected,forcing flow to the cup.

I cleaned the sponges in the return box a few days ago,first time in a while,and it had been running at that rate/return flow for a few days.

I hadn't touched the tank in about 16 hrs...it just started collecting much faster.

Any ideas?Common?Something I need to do?
Like I said this would have been bad (real bad) had I not noticed,or worse,not even been home.

What do you guys think?
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Old 10-11-2006, 11:30 AM   #2
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Work on heading to a sump to avoid this disaster.

Sometimes the air inlet will clog, changing the pressure on the pump. You may have to set up a schedule to maintain it before it happens again.
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Any additives or medicines? They will make a skimmer go nuts.
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Old 10-11-2006, 11:55 AM   #4
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Afishy a sump is being considered much more atm.

Hara...no, nothing like that....it was many hours of nothing,days for the skimmer in fact.
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Old 10-11-2006, 01:50 PM   #5
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The hang on skimmer will actually work better in the sump!
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On my skimmer when it gets clogged or close to it I get a cup of warm water and let it pull it in throgh the air hose and dissolve the salt that is in it.
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