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Old 12-11-2013, 10:13 PM   #11
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Right on! thanks for the pics. I'll give that a try when I pick up the skimmer. any gurgling noise at all coming from the output?
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Old 12-11-2013, 10:19 PM   #12
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Right on! thanks for the pics. I'll give that a try when I pick up the skimmer. any gurgling noise at all coming from the output?
Nah pretty quiet. The only thing I really hear is the pump and/or air intake tube when it gets some buildup in there. I try to clean It weekly by putting the end of the air intake tube into a cup of RODI water and sucking it all in.

Also, make sure you adjust the surface skimmer so it isn't fully submerged. I accidentally had mine completely underwater with my BH1000 thinking it was supposed to be like that, turns out I was missing out on a lot of surface skimming lol.

For the first week have the collection cup about as high as it can be, and lower it as needed. You will get a nice skimmate in time.

Any other questions just ask!
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Oh and the clearish plastic ring is NOT a gasket for the collection cup. It just goes around it basically as a height marker for you. You will never get the collection cup with that in between it and the body of the skimmer...
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Old 12-11-2013, 11:13 PM   #14
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Thanks for all that info. Hopefully I can get it set up right when I pick it up. On another note, came home today and one of my power heads stopped working. Oh wells. I was planning on picking some hydor koralias to replace the marinelands that I have. Just gonna happen sooner than I thought
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I had little microbubbles with the help of thos foam rings that come with the BH2000. My only issue was cleaning it...

And like almost all HOB skimmers, I had to check daily to make sure there is no flooding on my floor.
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Old 12-26-2013, 05:44 AM   #16
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So I had this skimmer on for almost a week now and I couldn't be happier with the results! I did have a little mishap though... I wasn't paying attention to the water level in the return chamber when I was adjusting the overflow box... Needless to say I won't be making that mistake again lol. But a little after 24 hours my trates dropped from 20-40 to less than 5 and my water is super clear. Now, my ph has always been 7.8 to 8.0 but it's went up to 8.2 since adding the skimmer, I was kinda assuming it would rise a bit though. But seeing as it's there now can I anticipate it staying @ 8.2 from here on out?
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