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Old 07-09-2011, 04:22 PM   #1
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Help with protein skimmer

I have a Reef Octopus BH-2000 on my 55 gal FOWLR for about 2 months and the thing works amazingly.
I was upgrading my canister to a Fluval, and when I went to turn the filter on and fill it, I didn't realize how much water it was gonna require. The water line dipped below to intake pipe of the skimmer and it started sucking air, I quickly unplugged everything and topped my tank back up. When everything was settled and the canister was working right, I plugged the skimmer back in and now it's producing massive amounts of microbubbles. I never had this problem before 2 nights ago.

Anyone had any experience with this skimmer, and have any ideas on how to stop the bubble or what could of caused it.
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Old 07-10-2011, 12:36 PM   #2
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I never used the skimmer you have and I'm no expert but when my skimmer starts to put out microbubbles I just have to adjust it. It's worth a shot. Wish I could be more help.
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I've been adjusting it like crazy. I either get no bubbles in the chamber or I get a million microbubbles filling my tank.
Thanks though...Maybe I just need to be more patient and play with it more
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My skimmer is really hard to adjust.I turn mine up until the tank gets filled with microbubbles then slowly back of until they stop. Then I just walk away so I don't keep messing with it. It seems to work for me.
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U were right i need to set it and then walk a way and quite messing with it. Thanks for the advice.
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No problem. Does it seem to be working any better?
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Old 07-11-2011, 04:38 PM   #7
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Yeah it's back to normal
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