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Old 10-06-2003, 08:29 PM   #1
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protein skimmer problem

ok guys I got a problem when the guys installed my tank they did not plug the protein skimmer in they said to leave it off until the tank is cycled well it is done so i plugged it in 2 days ago and it is foaming but nothing is goning into the collection cup so now i dont know what to do please help me thanks Jason
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my tank for now is a 60g with a little live sand and then just play sand I got 80 pounds of live rock now I have a wet dry with no bio balls and a protein skimmer and uv steralizer I have power compacts 260 watts I have 1 damsels 1yellow tang 1 flame angel one yellow strip maroon clownfishand and a feather duster and a bulb anemones that the clown lives in and colony polops and some kenya tree corals and 2 fire shrimp snails and hermit crabs and some other crabs

i just got a 40g with like 6 inches of live sand and it is loaded with corals and inverts it was given to me by a friend she had it for 3 years there is a brain coral wellsophyllia and a platygyra brain worm coral green striped mushrooms and red mushrooms yellow colony polyp and button polyp and some type of hard coral not sure what it is also alot of kenya tree oh ya and 2 giant star fish
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What kind of skimmer is it? Are there lots of bubbles in the reaction chamber? Sounds like you need to adjust the venturi to allow more air, or need more waterflow.
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the skimmer is built into the sump and how would i adjust it I have no clue there is a lot of bubbles to me but i dont know how much there should be thanks for the reply
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my tank for now is a 60g with a little live sand and then just play sand I got 80 pounds of live rock now I have a wet dry with no bio balls and a protein skimmer and uv steralizer I have power compacts 260 watts I have 1 damsels 1yellow tang 1 flame angel one yellow strip maroon clownfishand and a feather duster and a bulb anemones that the clown lives in and colony polops and some kenya tree corals and 2 fire shrimp snails and hermit crabs and some other crabs

i just got a 40g with like 6 inches of live sand and it is loaded with corals and inverts it was given to me by a friend she had it for 3 years there is a brain coral wellsophyllia and a platygyra brain worm coral green striped mushrooms and red mushrooms yellow colony polyp and button polyp and some type of hard coral not sure what it is also alot of kenya tree oh ya and 2 giant star fish
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Old 10-06-2003, 08:53 PM   #4
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Your tank is still very new, there most likely isn't anything to collect in the cup. MY skimmer just recently began collect a good ammount of goop in the cup and my tank has been running for 4 months. You will start to see the foam rise when your tank has more junk to clean out. My skimmer foams upt to the top and over a little bit but I never have foam collecting in the bottem of the cup, its just nasty water. I thought mine wasn't working properly when i first began running it also...now its working like a champ.
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ok well i guess ill just let it go and see what happens thanks
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my tank for now is a 60g with a little live sand and then just play sand I got 80 pounds of live rock now I have a wet dry with no bio balls and a protein skimmer and uv steralizer I have power compacts 260 watts I have 1 damsels 1yellow tang 1 flame angel one yellow strip maroon clownfishand and a feather duster and a bulb anemones that the clown lives in and colony polops and some kenya tree corals and 2 fire shrimp snails and hermit crabs and some other crabs

i just got a 40g with like 6 inches of live sand and it is loaded with corals and inverts it was given to me by a friend she had it for 3 years there is a brain coral wellsophyllia and a platygyra brain worm coral green striped mushrooms and red mushrooms yellow colony polyp and button polyp and some type of hard coral not sure what it is also alot of kenya tree oh ya and 2 giant star fish
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I suggest for you to do that. the same happen to me.
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Skimmers usually require a "break in" period. Even when there are DOC's present in the water, a new skimmer may not start pulling anything for a few days. I would tend to think that your tank, as two11devan mentioned, doesn't have much to skim at this point though.
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