Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > General Aquarium Forums > General Hardware/Equipment Discussion

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
Old 02-16-2007, 08:43 AM   #1
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 14
Prizm skimmer question....

Is anyone familiar how these work? I have never used one and have just set it up in my tank.

I was wondering if the collection cup on top is suppose to be full of water?? I thought that the "foamy" stuff went in the collection cup.

Also makes quite a fuzzy/hissing noise... it is brand new, thought it would have been more quiet.

Any help would be appreciated.... thanks

momzacmarvin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2007, 08:51 AM   #2
AA Team Emeritus
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: VA
Posts: 3,391
Send a message via Yahoo to tecwzrd
Moved to hardware/equipment forum:

Cup is not high enough from the surface water if collecting water. All skimmers take about a week to "break in" before they start producing quality skimmate. Certain brands are louder then others.

What model did you buy?


If you haven't figured it out yet I like to BOLD links :P

Vote for AA at Aqua Rank
tecwzrd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-24-2007, 11:08 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice Freak
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Canton, MI
Posts: 260
Prizm skimmers are really hard to get to work right, even after its break in period. The way its supposed to work is clean (looking) white bubbles collect inside that clear plastic upsidedown fullel thing. A crappy brown/green layer of filmy bubbles builds over that layer of white bubbles and... in theory... bubbles over into the collection cup. The trouble with Prizm skimmers is that the flow dial is so touchy that if the skimmers not bubbling enough to make sludge foam into the collection cup, you turn the dial even a minute amount and it makes too MUCH bubble and just ends up over flowing with basically un-scrubbed water.
Agnate80700 is offline   Reply With Quote

prizm, skimmer

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
prizm skimmer or tmc v2 400 skimmer rockerman Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 0 07-06-2008 10:46 AM
***FOR SALE*** RedSea Prizm Skimmer PROTEIN SKIMMER mike3epanda Archive 0 09-08-2007 08:47 PM
RedSea Prizm Skimmer PROTEIN SKIMMER *TRADE* mike3epanda Archive 0 09-08-2007 08:44 PM
Fission nano skimmer...or Prizm skimmer?? STARFYRE General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 10 04-05-2007 12:25 AM
Prizm skimmer question jackdp Saltwater Reef Aquaria 3 01-06-2003 01:01 PM

» Photo Contest Winners

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2012 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:05 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.