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Old 09-08-2013, 05:46 PM   #1
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Eshopps protein skimmer priblems

My water level is too low in the chamber and I can't get it higher even using the air valve .. Just wondering if this will change with it breaking in ?
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Old 09-08-2013, 05:52 PM   #2
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Which model do you gave? I has a psk75 at one point had water line 8". I believe it took about a week to break in. But if I close the outlet vale I could only get the water up to the neck. When it broke in it skimmed like a champ little noisy but worked good.
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Old 09-08-2013, 06:16 PM   #3
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I have same model ... Water level is about one inch from the blue ring but I'm getting good bubbling
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Old 09-08-2013, 06:33 PM   #4
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Is that with the outlet closed all the way? I had to keep the bubble line between the blue ring and start where the collection cup starts.
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I've tried turning in different positions but it either goes down or stays at that height
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Old 09-08-2013, 06:39 PM   #6
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What's your water height you have it sitting in. With the the research I did when I had mine most people said 8-10 inches.
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Old 09-08-2013, 08:08 PM   #7
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I'm so dumb lol I didn't put the pipe all the way Down till it was tight ... It's working now just waiting for it to produce skim mate
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Old 09-08-2013, 08:10 PM   #8
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Btw mine is the hang on one
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Old 09-09-2013, 05:04 AM   #9
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Good deal. Just keep the level low until it does break in. Mine grime in all of a sudden and cup overflowed fortunately it was in a sump. Good luck and happy skimming. Also if you dilute the skim-mate it makes for some great plant fertilizer.
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