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Old 06-13-2014, 08:49 PM   #1
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Coralife 220 Protein Skimmer Overflowing

Hello Everyone,

Today I cleaned out my Coralife 220 protein skimmer and now it overflows in 20 seconds or less no matter how open or closed the flow knob is. I'm using it as a hang-on skimmer for my 75-gal tank.

When I installed it brand new about 6 months ago, it wanted to overflow but I was able to compensate by leaving the flow valve barely cracked open. Anything more and the collection cup would overflow in 20 seconds.

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Thank you in advance for any advice you can offer
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So I tried it again today and now it works. Not sure why. It tried to overflow with the valve cracked slightly open (like I had it the past 6 months) but then I tried it with the valve fully open and it's good. Water comes out the outlet hose vent, but I used some airline to redirect the water flow back to the tank.
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