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Old 07-28-2003, 12:56 PM   #1
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Prizm Skimmer

I recently purchased a Prizm skimmer and was wondering if any of you out there who own one could help me out.

It seems that when i turn the throttle flow regulator i either get plenty of foam (and tank water), or I get very little foam and no skimming.

My question is.....how high does the foam level in the reaction chamber have to be initially? I do get foam but its not rising high enough to overflow into the collection cup. I've read that this will take a few days? Or do the bubbles start overflowing immidiately? Right now the foam level in the reaction chamber is halfway and is not rising at all.

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Old 07-28-2003, 12:58 PM   #2
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forgot to mention that my tank is 4yrs old and should definately have organic waste to be skimmed.
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Old 07-29-2003, 03:36 PM   #3
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I also have a prism skimmer and have similar problems. It took two weeks to get mine adjusted right. Trial and error. I adjusted the water flow to bare minimum and the air level until I saw the bubbles rising just past halfway up the chamber. I moved it a little every day, I still do not get a lot of foam but I do get some. Good luck, it is very touchy.
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hey, I am about to purchase this skimmer and was wondering how much room it needs to hang. Like how tall is it from the hang on part, to the base of the unit? Thanks a ton!
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Old 07-29-2003, 04:00 PM   #5
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rough estimate but i would say its roughly 13 inches long and has a width of 3 inches.
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Old 07-29-2003, 04:11 PM   #6
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Well, thanks for the quick response, but it really has to be exact, because I want to order it ASAP
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Old 07-29-2003, 05:24 PM   #7
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Exactly 2.4" thick and 13" long
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Old 07-29-2003, 06:10 PM   #8
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To be even more precise What d9hp needs is to know how far it hangs down the back of the tank. If you were to measure from the bottom of the unit to the top of the tank. This may be what you meant, but I understood it to be the unit was 13" total height, but some of it sticks over the top of the aquarium
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Thanks for getting that one Kevin, sorry to not get back sooner. I think it might work, although after some research I hear that these skimmers are no good. Is there a way I could make the CPR work? I think I could add an elbow to the outtake, and the powerhead looks like its already low enough. I have just heard so many good things about them.
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yes sorry the total hieght is 13"
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