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Old 09-27-2011, 11:03 AM   #1
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Marineland skimmer breakin

I bought a Marineland pro 100 6 days ago. Anyone tell me a timeline that I can expect this to start producing skimmate? The instructions say 4-5 days. I read online a lot of people have said it takes a month. Right now adjusting it is difficult, it's either foaming over or a few inches below the top. Know it's early but I bought an eshopps a while back for my other tank and it started working after 2 days. Collection cups kind of a pain too. I bought it for the small footprint. Should I wait a while or return for a different one? I'm afraid if I wait more than 2 weeks my Lfs won't take it back. Any thoughts?
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Old 09-27-2011, 11:09 AM   #2
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I've found it takes about 2 weeks for a skimmer to break in and start producing good skimmate. I think for that model skimmer the adjustment is the real pain. But from what I've read once you get it tuned then it's a decent skimmer. Try just adjusting it a tiny bit at a time and then leave it for a few hours.
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Hi Thanks for quick reply, I'll give it some more time and take your advice. I tested my Nitrates and they are between 0 and 20 ppm so I guess that would have something to do with it as well.
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Hi, I have the same skimmer and Carey is right, It took about 2 weeks and the adjustment is very touchie, But once you get it set it works great, You also want to keep the water level in your sump at a constant level or you will be adjusting it all the time. Here's a pic
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