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Old 03-11-2012, 07:13 PM   #1
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Octopus bh1000 help!

Recently bought a used octopus bh 1000 protein skimmer, and I am not too sure how I adjust it. For example, I am not sure how low to place the collection cup. Is the cup supposed to cover, partly cover, or never cover the little overflow hole? Also, I am not how how to adjust the air valve as well.

Ultimately, the problem is that the bubbles are not always going into the collections cup so it is hard to tell if the skimmer is truly working.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!!!
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Old 03-11-2012, 07:49 PM   #2
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Anyone?
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Old 03-11-2012, 10:49 PM   #3
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i have the bh2000 and i cover the over flow hole mine has a small screw so when i adjust the level i screw in the screw and it allows the water to over flow if it gets to high
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If you cover the overflow then how does it let the water overflow if it gets too high?
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mine has a screw that when screwed in leaves a gap on the side with the hole so if the water starts to rise it over flows there and not on your floor
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So you completely cover that hole that is approximately 3/8 of an inch?
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Old 03-12-2012, 12:02 PM   #7
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And then adjust the air so that the column is constantly bubbling?
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Old 03-12-2012, 12:39 PM   #8
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How 'used' was it? Might still need break-in time. Customer Support at CoralVue is great btw, might give them a call.
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Old 03-12-2012, 02:07 PM   #9
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i dont have an air adjustment just a silencer you adjust the collection cup so there is bubbles about 1/2 to 1" in the cone
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