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Old 09-23-2004, 09:35 PM   #1
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Seaclone protein skimmer owners???

I just purchased a Seaclone skimmer and was wondering how to adjust the airvalve? How much bubbles or air do I want to let in? Also how long did yours take to break in? any info would be great.
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Is this a clone of the Seaclone skimmer? If so you adjust the airvalve till the water level is just below the collection cup gasket.
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Sorry I ment Seaclone. I'll fix.
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Old 09-24-2004, 02:33 PM   #4
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I have SC150 and I usually tighten the air valve all the way down, then open it between 1 and 2 full twist. Take your collection cup off while you adjust, and set it to where the bubbles are just about to come out.

In the cylindar you dont want a tornado effect, you want it to be real bubbly looking.

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How long did it take for yours to break in? Also, what is the break in period. What's it doing?
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When it is skimming right, there will be alot of dark gunk in the collection cup.

Do you have LR? It took about 2 days for mine to break in. Sometimes after a water change it takes a couple of days to really start collecting good again.
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Old 09-24-2004, 03:56 PM   #7
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It's a 75gal 80lbs of LR and it's abotu 2 1/2 months old.
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You should be able to get some good gunk by now. Is it a 100 or 150 skimmer.
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It's for a 100gal setup ,so it must be a 100 model.
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No, I have a 75g tank, and I have a seaclone150. The smaller one is a 100. For the size tank you have, you need at least a 150, in which you probably do have.

The 100 is just smaller.
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