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Old 03-13-2014, 12:59 PM   #1
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Protein skimmer overflowing

I have an ASM protein skimmer that keeps overflowing no matter where I have the position of the tube. I ran it in vinegar for 48 hours no problems. Put it back in sump and overflowing right away. So I took a 5 gallon bucket of water out of tank put my skimmer in that with the same height water in sump. Ran it like that for 24 hours with no problem, water ran high but didn't overflow cup. Just put it back in sump and overflows again. Any ideas?
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Old 03-13-2014, 02:11 PM   #2
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Did you dial it down all the way then very slowly increase the air?
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Old 03-13-2014, 02:30 PM   #3
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Protein skimmer overflowing

The ASM mini g only has the water tube on the side no air adjustment unless I'm missing something.
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I would say your nutrient levels are high. how long have you let it overflow? I would leave it in the system and run it all the way open for a few days and see if it calms down. I haven't heard a lot of good things about the mini-g :\
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Protein skimmer overflowing

I pulled the adjustment tube out of the skimmer now it just barely reaches the tube in collection cup. Should I run it like this for awhile
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I would just let it overflow for a while. What size tank is this and how old is it?
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It's a 40 and just got done cycling.
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Just let it run for a while and see if it calms down. Probably a lot of nutrients in the water right now.
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Thanks X I'll give it a shot
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Old 03-14-2014, 07:24 PM   #10
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Still overflowing today. I'm still letting it run. Just don't get it in the 5gallon bucket it ran good hard to control but wasn't overflowing. Put it my sump and watch the water works lol.
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