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Old 01-18-2013, 05:26 PM   #91
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Eh..I don't see the point of that. It just slows down the flow IMO.
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Old 01-18-2013, 05:36 PM   #92
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Ok gotcha X. Also I set up my skimmer and sump outside to make sure sump holds wanted and that skimmer funtions correctly. Seems to be wolfing, but how long until bubbles come into cone? Will bubbles even appear with just water?
Does this go onto skimmer anywhere?
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LOL...interesting auto correct!
Bubbles should be produced immediately, salt or fresh. That thing there should be above water, if I'm not mistaken. It's a muffler of sorts for the air intake. It needs to take in air.

I looked up "wolfing". Here is what I found.....
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Old 01-18-2013, 08:58 PM   #94
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Ok so I added my little muffler to the pump supplying the skimmer. It seemed to create air bubbles.

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Something still isn't right. that reaction chamber should be full of white bubbles.
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Old 01-18-2013, 09:33 PM   #96
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Water is slowly coming out from around the reaction cups neck? Would this be the problem?
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Old 01-18-2013, 09:40 PM   #97
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you should have a gasket between the cup and reaction chamber. This is important. No water should be leaking out of there.
Your shkimmer, if working properly, should be full of white bubbles, like this-
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Old 01-18-2013, 09:42 PM   #98
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Perfect! I'll have to get a gasket and see if that helps. If not I may just set sump up for now, then next month get a new skimmer. I was really hoping that I could run this one until summer.
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Ok so I added my little muffler to the pump supplying the skimmer. It seemed to create air bubbles.
If you're using freshwater to test your skimmer keep in mind that it won't have anywhere near the surface tension of saltwater and the bubbles will be much larger. You'll really want to test it in saltwater. It'll act completely different.
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Old 01-19-2013, 03:11 PM   #100
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Ok, do you think it'll be ok to run in my mixing cycle. I have 50g mixing now.
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