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Old 01-09-2006, 07:47 PM   #1
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Need help on my skimmer!!!! coralife superskimmer

I have a corlife superskimmer rated for 65gal. when i try to run it to break it in it says to run the needle pump at 50% so i adjust it to that.so where the adjustment valve right above it is a hole.But lots and lots of bubbles are coming out.Ill link to a pic so u can see. http://www.esuweb.com/cardfile.asp?I...lationship=326
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Old 01-10-2006, 12:43 AM   #2
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I have the 220 and i broke it in by bringing the water level right to the bottom rim of the collection cup cone. Just high enough so u can see the micobubbles in the tube. The super skimmers r very sensative so if your water is slightly unstable or if you are feeding or adding any addatives to the water the level in the skimmer will fluctuate greatly. You really have to keep an eye on it while it is breaking in. Mine took almost 4 days to break in and start making good foam instead of the 24-48 hours suggested by the manual. I am very pleased with mine, hopefully you will be with yours also. After the breakin period i rasied the water level in the skimmer so that the water was about 50% up the cone in the collection cup and that gave me good dry foam. But for breaking it in i would suggest making the water level just high enough to reach the collection cup cone. During this time you probably wont get any skimmate so dont expect it, but the unit needs to break in just by running water through it for a few days.
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thanks for the reply yes i set it up like you said.I was just wondering because there is abunch of micro bubbles in the tank.Im doing the fishless cycle right now.
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The micro bubbles aren't a problem while doing the cycle, they should settle down once your cycle is complete.
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Make sure your return cup is right above the water level, if it isn't there it will either fill up extremely fast or not at all depending if its above or below.
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