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Old 07-20-2004, 08:16 PM   #1
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skimmer not working

Ok, As some of you know I'm a new seaclone owner. It was putting a lot of bubbles in the tank ,but was foaming and pulling protien out. It settled down after about 4-5 days and stopped spitting bubbles into the tank. All was well then I emptied the cup after about 6 days (3/4 full) I rinsed it a little, and put it back. Now it is not pulling any protien out. (it has been a couple of days with no water collecting in the top) I looked it over and everything seems to be working.......I'm really new at this so I don't even know where to start. Any ideas or is there a link to any articles? I could call their customer helpline

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I would tyr adjusting it since the skilmmer I have I adjust it once in a while when I clean it.

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Old 08-06-2004, 07:15 AM   #3
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Have one myself, it was working great until I decided I needed to clean the intake pre-filter. It went crazy with the bubbles in the tank for about 2 hours then settled down. It then took about anothe day to start foaming again.

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Old 08-06-2004, 09:48 AM   #4
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I would not worry about it. I had the same skimmer and it did the same thing when I cleaned it. After you clean it, plug it back in and let it run with the valve closed for a while. It will need to "break in" for a little bit. Do not be afraid to clean the intake sponge. This should be done on a regular basis so it does not contribute to a nitrate problem. Good luck...Lando
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