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Old 09-07-2013, 08:22 PM   #1
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Protein skimmer

I have a instant ocean protein skimmer it was on for almost 2months and never had bubbles and this morning my floor was full of water from the skimmer. The skimmer started making bubbles but it filled the cup with water and caused it to overflow. What should I do?
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You need to fine tune your skimmer. Adjust air to create more micro bubbles rather than large bubbles.
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You need to fine tune your skimmer. Adjust air to create more micro bubbles rather than large bubbles.
How do I do that?
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What type of skimmer?
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What type of skimmer?
SeaClone 100
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Sounds like you need to adjust the air intake, are you getting any micro bubbles in the chamber or are they large bubbles
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Old 09-07-2013, 09:14 PM   #7
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Sounds like you need to adjust the air intake, are you getting any micro bubbles in the chamber or are they large bubbles
The problem is its huge bubbles that are basically all water and makes the cup overflow
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Did you add anything to you water of food?
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Old 09-07-2013, 09:24 PM   #9
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It being a SeaClone aside... All skimmers have to go through a "breaking in" period when new or just thoroughly cleaned. It can take a few days to many weeks for this to happen. Chances are it just wasn't "broken in" yet and then it just clicked and started producing. During "break in" you have to run the water level in the chamber low or risk an overflow. Dig out the directions and read up on how to adjust the unit.
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