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Old 07-15-2005, 11:04 AM   #1
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can a protien skimmer be too big

i have a 29 gal. sw tank with a sea clone 150 on it. i paid for the 100 and got sent a 150 (ebay) at first it worked fine now since it been up for about 10 month i've cleaned it one time (this past monday)put back together right,now i can't seem to get it ajusted right.with the air vavle ajust all the way out i am still getting alot of small or fine air bubbles.my fish dont seem to like this so they stay away from it . i have since unpluged and left it be.any help would greatly appaciated!

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Old 07-15-2005, 11:37 AM   #2
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It seems as if the Seaclone series of Protein Skimmers can be a bit hard to fine tune at times....

I'd suggest to keep messing with it. Sooner or later your going to get it where it works fine. There are a lot of people on the boards on both sides of the fence.

Good Luck

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Old 07-15-2005, 02:11 PM   #3
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Seems most skimmers have this issue. Generally its a matter of the fact that you just cleaned it. These seem to work most effectively (and least annoyingly) when they have a layer of slime built up on all the pieces.

Give it time to adjust -- try to minimize the amount of bubbling even if it means no skimmate is being pulled simply so you can build up that affective layer.

..as it was said before, Good luck.
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