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Old 09-03-2005, 12:59 AM   #11
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As usual...you come through for me again! Your mention of "Milkly Bubbles" did it. I was only getting less than 1/2 the bubbles that I was getting with the Rio 600...even with the air adjustment wide open.

...Well..it just so happens I do have the Pre-skimmer...and the Maxi-Jet 1200 DOES fit in it.....BUT...it is a closer fit with the Venturi addition...

...come to find out...I had the Air Intake crimped in the Preskimmer..and not much air was getting through. I fixed that little problem...turn the adjustment air control about 1 turn....

I now have more bubbles than I have ever seen...and I have skimmate filling the cup already!

Thanks again Malkore!

90 Gallon Fresh Water Planted w/ CO2:
7 Brilliant Rasbora, 6 Harlequin Rasboras, 3 Dwarf Neon Rainbows, 1 Red Tailed Shark, 2 American Flag Fish, 4 Skunk Botia Loaches

40 Gallon Breeder Salt Water: 4 inch DSB (2/3 Agaramax & 1/3 Sea Flor), Bak Pak 2R Skimmer w/ BBX, 2 x JBJ PHs, Coralife Lunar Aqualight (2x96w), 30lb Base Rock and 40lbs of Live Rock.
Inhabitants: Purple Firefish, Pygmy Angel, Lawmower Blenny, 2 Cleaner Shrimp, 1 Peppermint Shrimp, Pistol Shrimp(HH), 1 Emerald Crabs, 3 Porcelin Crabs(HH), varying amounts and varieties of hermit and snails.

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Old 09-04-2005, 12:05 AM   #12
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Malkore, I have been using a CPR bak pak for almost a year with the air valve open almost all the way. I wondered why my skimmer never seemed to fill the intake chamber completly with bubbles. Much less, it never seemed to produce much skimmate. I tried tthe valve adjustment you mentioned ( almost closed ) and WHALA! The chamber is now full with "milky" bubbles and much more skimmate being produced. Why does CPRUSA reccommend keeping the valve almost completely opened? Mine came with the MJ 1200.

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Old 09-04-2005, 12:15 AM   #13
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I have had my Bak Pak 2 for a month now and continue to have micro bubble problems. How new is "new"?

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135gallon (2 months)
125lbs live sand, 100lbs live rock, 2 175W Metal Halide, 1 175W VHO Actinic (so far). Berlin Protein Skimmer in 40 Gallon Sump. 2 Maxi Jet 1200's. 10 Nassarius, 10 mexican turbos, 10 astreas, 20 Blue Leg Hermits, 20 Scarlet Hermits, 5 Emerald crabs, 5 peppermint shrimp. 1 Copper Band butterfly, 2 False Perculas, 1 Javanese Damsel.
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