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Old 12-16-2012, 12:51 PM   #1
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Is my skimmer running right yet

The water in it looks a little dirty it's only day three of the skimmer being up but it's bringing a lot of water with it I know it's still breaking In though.
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Old 12-16-2012, 12:56 PM   #2
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I think I mentioned in your other thread, it can take a couple of weeks to properly break in.
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Old 12-16-2012, 01:03 PM   #3
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Yea I know but the water fills up and the skimmer overflows I tried adjusting it and moving it up and down I was up last night doing it I would adjust it leaving it for about an hour then If it wasn't right adjust it but I got it to not fill up as fast but still
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Yea I know but the water fills up and the skimmer overflows I tried adjusting it and moving it up and down I was up last night doing it I would adjust it leaving it for about an hour then If it wasn't right adjust it but I got it to not fill up as fast but still
When its breaking in leave the cup in the highest position possible. The overflows are likely the result of it needing broke in first plus the cup being too low.
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Ok I'll move it up
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I think it's working good
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You still may have to move it up a bit you want more of a dry skim(less watery). But it is doing some work.
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I can't move it up anymore so the wet skim it ok right. And is it making my water a lot better
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Old 12-21-2012, 03:49 PM   #9
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Yes if you can't move it anymore the wet skim is fine for now your skimmer needs another week or so of breaking in before it will get dryer. This information is all experience from my reef octopus bh2000 hob skimmer that went threw the same breakin as you are going threw.
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Old 12-21-2012, 04:15 PM   #10
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Ok there is some stuff that's not liquid but its small stuff. How often should I empty it
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