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Old 07-06-2005, 10:44 PM   #1
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Protein Skimmer Question

I have a nice sized protein skimmer. When I first put this skimmer into action it collected tons of gunk. Alot of the gunk was algae that was killled buyt the UV I put in at the same time.

My point being that I witnessed the skimmer working very well.

Recently, however, I do not always see foam rising into the cup and the liquid in the cup is very clear. Is it possible my skimmer is not working well or is my water quality so improved that there is not much to remove from the water?

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What type/brand skimmer is it?
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Its possible the pump and or air difuser or ventri valve needs to be cleaned.
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Old 07-07-2005, 09:22 AM   #4
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What type/brand skimmer is it?
It is an AquaC EV-1000.
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450g Acrylic FOWLR
380 lbs. of Live Rock
1 Yellow Tang, 1 Mono, 1 Blue Angel, 1 Foxface Lo, 1 Lunare Wrasse, 1 Snowflake Eel

1x Dolphin AS2100
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72" Aqualight Pro: 4x96 Actinic, 3x150 HQI Halides, 4x1 moonlights
AquaC EV-1000 Protein Skimmer run by Dolphin AS2100
AquaUV 114 watt UV Sterilizer
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Old 07-07-2005, 04:11 PM   #5
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I guess I coulda read your sig for that

I would agree with what FishFreek said. give it a real good cleaning. My seaclone slowed down once, I cleaned everythng real good and it picked back up.

Make sure all the tubing, and pump and everything isn't clogged up.

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Old 07-07-2005, 06:53 PM   #6
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Thanks for the advice. I think I figured out my main problem. I adjusted the gate valve so that the sump level was below the skimmer return and the skimmer instantly started spewing foam. The cleaning is still good advice according to the manual as awell.

Thanks again,
Pete R.
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1 Yellow Tang, 1 Mono, 1 Blue Angel, 1 Foxface Lo, 1 Lunare Wrasse, 1 Snowflake Eel

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72" Aqualight Pro: 4x96 Actinic, 3x150 HQI Halides, 4x1 moonlights
AquaC EV-1000 Protein Skimmer run by Dolphin AS2100
AquaUV 114 watt UV Sterilizer
2x Jager 250w
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