Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater Reef Aquaria

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
Old 07-19-2003, 03:05 AM   #1
Aquarium Advice FINatic
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Mankato MN
Posts: 863
Send a message via MSN to gooyferret Send a message via Yahoo to gooyferret
Skimmer problem....

I cant figure out and have searched all over to find if theres anywhere that would tell me how to setup a skimmer correctly. I have all it up and running just cant figure out how many bubbles i should have in there. I have a SeaClone 100 skimmer. Any thoughts?

" 'TAP TAP TAP'...Here fishy fishy fishy"
gooyferret is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-2003, 05:14 AM   #2
AA Team Emeritus
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Chatsworth, GA
Posts: 4,071
Send a message via Yahoo to loganj
Here's how I set mine...no guarantees that this is correct though. Cut the air off all the way. Start opening it up until you get a tight swirl of air/water up the center tube. This should break up at the top and the fine bubbles should go at least 75% of the way down the outside tube. If the water movement almost stops and you are getting large bubbles, you have too much air. Mine is set so that water flow through the skimmer is cut about 50% from where it is with no air at all. You will get bubbles back into the tank with the SeaClone for quite a while. Mine has never completely quit doing that. The SeaClone isn't the best skimmer out there, but I have to admit that my puffer tank looks a lot better since I added one to it. Once it starts working...pulling skimate...I would clean the cup at least every other day. I hope I haven't made this more confusing than it was to start with.
BTW, I'm thinking a surface skimmer/return bubble trap would increase the efficiency of this skimmer a lot...probably have to DIY it though. I wonder if the one for the Aqua C Remora would work?

Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.
Logan J
loganj is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-2003, 09:59 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Philadephia Pa.
Posts: 34
i have the same skimmer it does take a few days at first before you see the bubbles (normal) and as said above turn the air all the way on.... then all the off then 3/4 to one full turn back on you will see the tornado then sit back and relax it will work for you a whole lot better than none at all

just my 2 cents
The only Fish that doesnt jump is a dead fish
Fin-tastic Aq is offline   Reply With Quote


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
HELP - Skimmer problem Caige General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 2 12-04-2009 11:09 AM
Could my skimmer be a problem 2nicewitit Saltwater Fish Only & FOWLR 7 11-08-2008 01:38 AM
problem with skimmer.. :( tjara03 General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 0 02-21-2006 10:16 PM
Skimmer Problem noteworthy General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 6 01-17-2006 08:58 AM
Problem with my skimmer YellowTang Saltwater Reef Aquaria 1 03-18-2004 07:57 PM

» Photo Contest Winners

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2012 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:41 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.