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Old 03-20-2013, 02:57 PM   #1
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coralife super skimmer 125 HOB

i purchased a coralife super skimmer 125 HOB because it came highly reccomended. this thing pisses me off beyond belief, it over flows quite frequently, the drain tube busted off within a week and i dont have a fish tank anymore, i have a frickin bubble bath. unfortunately i cant afford to get a sump filter which i know will help alot with the bubble problem, but does anyone have any advice for me?...if i got rid of the protein skimmer how much should i increase my water changes?...i need some help here please

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I have the exact skimmer and havent heard good things about it, but it does a great job for my tank. I havent really had any problems.

Why is it overflowing all of the time? Do you have the valve too far open? One problem I had with mine is the little cannister that sits on top that connects with a small tube by the venturi input was not drilled on both side. That cannister with 2 nipples on top should allow air flow through both nipple.

When I drilled a hole in them it works like a charm. MFG defect.

Let me know what you figure out.

55 gal FOWLER with 2 Koralia 750 powerheads, Coralife 125g HOB protein skimmer, Fluval 406, 60 lbs of live rock.Butterfly, 2 Clows, 1 Cleaner Shrimp, Flame Angel, Purple Firefish, Snails, Crabs, Crown of thorns starfish
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How long have you had it? Return it. Who highly recommended it?
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