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Old 02-22-2013, 10:59 AM   #1
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Reef Octopus skimmer issue

Last week I took my skimmer apart to clean it and reassembled it. I put it back in the sump and plugged it in and got a huge surprise. The skimmer started overflowing immediately, about 1/2 quart per minute. I figured it just needed adjusting so I attempted to tweak the gate valve to get it back to normal.

I started with it fully closed and opened it slowly, pausing every couple of minutes to see if I had made a difference. No matter where I adjusted the valve the skimmer continued to overflow. I took it apart again, checked that everything was in it's proper place and put it back. Same thing happened.

The only way I can get it to stop overflowing is to cut off one of the air vents next to the cup. Unfortunately this causes a high-pitched whine that I just cant stand.

Any ideas?

Why do I love fish? Because every time I stare into the little world I have created for them, every problem I have just floats away....
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Old 02-23-2013, 09:21 AM   #2
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Perhaps it just needs to run in after cleaning? Hopefully that is all it is. I am assuming you got it back in the same water level as before?
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