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Old 02-22-2005, 01:40 PM   #1
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jebo 180 skimmer

I have a jebo 180 skimmer.
I was hoping someone could tell me how to make sure I have it adjusted correctly

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Old 02-22-2005, 09:43 PM   #2
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You just have to adjust it a little at a time. The water needs to be at the top of the tube but not over the edge of where the cup mounts. I have my outflow adjusted to full volume. Then I put a gang valve(not the thing that it came with)in the air line and adjust the air volume till the bubbles come to just below the edge of the throat, right before it overflows into the cup. Then give it several days to break in and build up some scum on the lid and in the throat. Then you can start adjusting and watching it till the bubbles come up thick and fill the little round spot on the lid. Then the bubbles will just start popping on the lid and the skimmate will flow down the sides. If you have too much air the water and bubbles will just overflow and fill up the cup. You just want the bubbles to come almost up to the edge. Then leave it alone and it will build up till it touches the lid and pops. It takes patience and diligence but it will eventually work. TIP: It works better if you do not wash the cup. You can rinse it every once in a while but if you wash off all of the scum buildup, you will have to go through all this again.
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Old 02-22-2005, 09:52 PM   #3
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Then I put a gang valve(not the thing that it came with)in the air line and adjust the air volume till the bubbles come to just below the edge of the throat, right before it overflows into the cup.
Thank you soooooooooooo much!!! I was about to the point of giving up on it.
What does the gang valve look like? Do have a pic or a link to one? I can pick one up at the pet store right?

Have you had any issues with it over flowing?
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Old 02-25-2005, 12:30 PM   #4
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It is a standard plastic gang valve with 2 outlets. Close one and just use the other. It's going to overflow until you get it adjusted right. I have mine in a 10g trash can (sump) under the stand. That way it doesn't matter if it overflows. But mine never does anymore. As with any other skimmer it will really bubble and overflow if you are using a slime coat conditioner in your water. The only one that doesn't cause that is Prime conditioner. You can even get the gang valve at Walmart. They are very common. And much easier to adjust than that thing that came with the skimmer.
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I didn't know what you were talking about so I got the kind that comes on the Lee's... I might still get that gang one you are talking about. What do you do about micro bubbles?
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At first I put a sponge on the outflow but after awhile when I got it broken in and adjusted it stopped pouring excess bubbles. Plus mine is in a sump so they have to go back through a return pump before getting to the tank.
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this is all the breaking in stage...i had micro bubbles up the wazooo...after a week that subsided and works great! i never turn it off....i use a turkey baster to relieve the cup.


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The micro bubbles doesn't hurt the fish.... they won't try to eat them?
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They don't hurt fish. They can however irritate some corals.
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Fish can however swallow bubbles that can lead to swim bladder in some cases.
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