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Old 08-01-2005, 10:47 PM   #1
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Figured something out about my skimmer...

I'm new to protein skimmers and have been having a time with my Jebo 180. It seems to be over skimming big time...I have to empty the cup ever 15 minutes or so. I even added a drain port so I could attempt to break it in. I've tried adjusting the air valve but to no avail.

But I did figure something out...there is not enough air being sucked into the venturi. I can blow on the hose ever so slightly and the water level in the skimmer goes down and the unit stops over skimming. Today I tried hooking an air pump to the venturi and adjusting it with a plastic valve but couldn't get the adjustments quite right. I'm going to get a higher quality gang valve tomorrow hoping that there will be a little finer adjustment.

Has anyone else had this trouble and if so...how did you fix it?

Man...skimmers are frustrating

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Old 08-01-2005, 11:18 PM   #2
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if you read my earlier post about the Seaclone. Im trying the same tactic. It works when i blow into the hose, so you might have to get a finer in-line gang valve in order to get the correct airflow.

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Old 08-03-2005, 10:04 PM   #3
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jebo 180

i also am having a hard time with my jebo 180, does anyone have the instuctions for hanging on tank??
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Old 08-03-2005, 10:41 PM   #4
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Here is Jebo's contact web page in Canada, you might get help from them... http://www.jebo.com.cn/html/under-s.html
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Old 08-03-2005, 10:57 PM   #5
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I just like to say that having seen other skimmers in action, I like remora protein skimmers the best.
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Old 08-04-2005, 01:14 AM   #6
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i dont know what skimmer i have but i hooked up the smallest airpump size to the hose that sucks in and now it works perfect and the guy who sold it to me is pissed
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Old 08-04-2005, 10:51 AM   #7
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I haven't had these issues... aparently, the more air the more it wants to overflow. Like I've said before, I only have the venturi nozel unscrewed about 2-2.5 turns.

I was even able to flip the u-tube so I could fit it into my sump/fuge.

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