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Old 12-03-2012, 05:41 PM   #11
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Awesome, thanks a bunch.
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Old 12-03-2012, 09:54 PM   #12
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Awesome, thanks a bunch.
I used a coralife 65 for 3 years never overflowed once make sure that the output is completely open and airline is always clean also on the airline inlet where the airhose connects i drilled that to make the hole bigger to get more air thru
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Yea I drilled out the air hole as well. And my bubbles break in the middle of the neck. But for some reason every once in a while it overflows. I get home from work and my sump is emptied on the floor. Its a good fail safe and piece of mind.

if you have your's fully open, where do your bubbles break?
if i open mine fully the bubbles barely make it to the neck and the skim never makes it over the top.
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Yea I drilled out the air hole as well. And my bubbles break in the middle of the neck. But for some reason every once in a while it overflows. I get home from work and my sump is emptied on the floor. Its a good fail safe and piece of mind.

if you have your's fully open, where do your bubbles break?
if i open mine fully the bubbles barely make it to the neck and the skim never makes it over the top.
Ya i kept mine lower like barely above the red ring and its more of a dry skim but only works if sump waterlevel is consistant you dont get as much skimmate but what you do get is very dark
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Old 12-03-2012, 10:15 PM   #15
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Ya I have the coralife 125 and it has overflowed several times. Couple times it was from something I dosed and several hours later it went haywire. I do not dose that anymore lol. However, last week it overflowed for no apparent reason so I am going to do the same thing with the float. I did run the drain to my garage and into another container my other skimmer drains into just to have added insurance. After four floods from the skimmer and one from a hose I knocked loose I'm trying to not have that happen again. It's not so much the water it's the wife's attitude after haha.
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yea it's a cat and mouse game trying to dial in the skimmer. I have my bubbles breaking just below the top of the neck, gets super green and muddy. then i just wipe it out with a wet sponge.
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Old 12-03-2012, 10:21 PM   #17
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It's not so much the water it's the wife's attitude after haha.

i usually get the call at work from an angry wife complaining that the tank is making noise and she hates it when i make her pull out plugs. lol
trust me, the float is going to be a great addition to your skimmer.

or you could dial it down as danbstrong said before, it won't collect as much skim, but you will have less floods !!
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here's a quick vid of my skimmer in action.
everythings always looks fine, then one day out of the blue it just happens.
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Funny thing was last time it overflowed was after it had been dialed down for quite a while. That's why it was so unexpected that time.
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So I finally installed my float today. Having been put on the back burner for weeks due to an abundance of DIY projects lol I got a nice reminder flood yesterday. Thankfully I had ran the drain line to the garage so no more living room hardwood floor flood.
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