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Old 02-27-2014, 09:07 AM   #11
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Yep, it goes right up to the lip of the top of the tube that is in the cup itself. Hope you get what i am saying lol
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Old 02-27-2014, 09:32 AM   #12
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ID:	225012 so you are saying the bubbles are supposed to be the top red line? When the water level is at where it says the bubbles are about where the lower line is
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Old 02-27-2014, 09:44 AM   #13
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If that top line is where the tube comes into the cup, then yes....You want the foam to come just about to the top of that tube inside the cup.
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Old 02-27-2014, 10:34 AM   #14
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Oh... But then that closes the airline and almost no air bubbles are in the skimmer... I will get a picture when I get homeb
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Oh... But then that closes the airline and almost no air bubbles are in the skimmer... I will get a picture when I get homeb

She is referring to the water level in the skimmer not outside the skimmer. Different skimmers have different water depth requirements but typically it's around 10 inches. You need to ensure the skimmer is sitting in the proper depth of water. Then you need to tune the skimmer so your water level inside is where it says then the bubbles/foam will travel to the right height up the neck into the collection cup. Being that you have virtually no bioload you won't get much foam created until you increase the load. Once you have fish in the tank the foam will be a lot more and travel up the neck the way it is supposed to.
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Old 02-27-2014, 12:47 PM   #16
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So should I raise the water in the sump or leave my skimmer off until I get a bigger bioload
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if its a new skimmer, i wouldnt leave it off. even running it during low bioload times will help to break it in.
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This is the highest the water level will go and there are no bubbles in the neck. I am confused on what you are saying
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I adjusted it and I'm going to wait and break it in
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Even with the skimmer breaking in, the water level should be higher than that it appears...there should be recommendations as to how much water the skimmer should sit in. You can find that online much easier. I'd look it up, report it, and then measure how much water it is sitting in. I've run into that issue before when I picked up a skimmer way too big for my system.
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