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Old 10-20-2011, 06:52 PM   #1
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New protein skimmer

I just got the aqualife 115 mini, and its producing alot of water in the collection cup.. Like a half cup every 5 minutes.. Theres an adjustment knob but i think its as low as i can turn it.. Is this something thats dies down as it breaks in? The waste isnt even a darker color it just has a strong smell..
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Old 10-21-2011, 06:49 PM   #3
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Ok, but does anyone have advice?
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i would just let it run for a few days and see if it levels out. the first few threads i read on it were only complaints about micro bubbles. no one complained about it overflowing from what i saw.
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Im pretty new to protein skimmers but i understand how they work, do i run it so the foam flows into the collection cup? Or do it under it so the foam stays in the column? When i run it past the column the cup fills up fairly quickly still
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i would run it so foam barely meets the neck inside the skimmer cup. at least while it's new.
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