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Old 08-03-2012, 08:41 PM   #1
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Day 1 - Is my Protein Skimmer Working?

How can I tell if my protein skimmer is working is it supposed to shoot out continuous water or spit it out every now and then
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Old 08-03-2012, 08:43 PM   #2
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It should "burp" skimmate over ever now and then but a new skimmer needs to be broken in so its jot uncommon to have it over flow. Just make sure you have it at the right water level and try to keep it just before spilling over by adjusting the flow
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Old 08-03-2012, 08:46 PM   #3
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I had it right over the top of my water it's a hang on kind I have in my pictures
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Old 08-03-2012, 08:46 PM   #4
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You just turned it on? It takes a few weeks to properly break in.

Where are you inquiring about it continuously spitting out water? It should continuously produce bubbles in the main chamber, and eventually it will form foam on top which will build up and fall off into the collection cup.
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Old 08-03-2012, 08:50 PM   #5
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So I should hang a little cup for the output to go in or just let it flow back into the tank?
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Old 08-03-2012, 09:24 PM   #6
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What kind of protein skimmer is it?
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Old 08-03-2012, 09:25 PM   #7
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Regent aqua tech 200 hang on style
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Old 08-03-2012, 09:29 PM   #8
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Why does it matter how deep a skimmer sits in the water of your sump?
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Old 08-03-2012, 09:33 PM   #9
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I'm not sure if it does I don't even have water in my tanks yet cause I'm trying to figure everything out
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Old 08-03-2012, 09:52 PM   #10
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If your water level is to high then it raises the water level inside the skimmer causing it to overflow but this is only for in-sump skimmers
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