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Old 06-23-2010, 10:47 PM   #1
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Octopus HOB Bh100 Questions

Just got my protein skimmer, im pretty excited. It is not producing any skimate though. Is this normal? All I have is live rock and 15 snails in it right now so maybe there is not enough waste being produced.
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Old 06-23-2010, 11:41 PM   #2
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Also how do you stop the microbubles from entering your tank? I have a blue sponge that is supposed to stop them but i dont know where to put it. The directions for this skimmer are terrible
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It takes a couple weeks to get broken in....then it will start producing some skimmate. I ended up putting a sponge over the output tube to stop the bubbles. Most of the microbubbles went away after the 2-3 week break in period, but I still had pretty significant bubbles coming out after that....I just used an aquaclear filter media sponge and cut a slit in it to fit the output tube.

And I agree....the instructions are terrible! I could not get mine to siphon when I first got it....stressed me out!
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haha yeah you think for a 120 machine they would include some half decent instructions instead of just a picture! Anyways, do you have this same skimmer??
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I have the BH100F...same thing except mine has an extra compartment....for filter media or a heater.
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