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Firstsalt 05-31-2009 09:24 AM

Whats wrong with this protein skimmer
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Why is this not making bubbles

Pasfur 05-31-2009 09:26 AM

Can we get more pictures that are not such close ups. What type of skimmer is this? What type of power head or pump are you using to push water into the skimmer? It appears to be a venturi model.... can we get a picture of the air intake?

Firstsalt 05-31-2009 10:05 AM

its a sea clone 100 and what pics do you want

Firstsalt 05-31-2009 09:23 PM

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hey i got more pix the last one is when i put the air line on high

Kellsindell 06-04-2009 06:53 AM

that's not suppose to happen. The bubbles need to be in the skimmer body. Perhaps the airline isn't all the way secured?

wake49 06-04-2009 11:23 AM

I had a seaclone with the same problem. The outlet pushes a ton of bubbles into the display if you don't have the airline adjusted JUST right. And that is nearly impossible. A popular mod to this skimmer is to replace the little screw valve for the venturi pump. You can probably find one with a T-handle adjustment at a local plumbing shop... There are some good mods to this skimmer, I just can't seem to locate the thread I read them on...

Firstsalt 06-04-2009 12:08 PM

am i supposed to play around with the air to find the right amount of it

wake49 06-05-2009 08:55 AM

Yeah, you will get to the point where you can adjust it by the sound it makes. It works a lot better in a sump, but that might be the case with every skimmer....

Firstsalt 06-05-2009 08:25 PM

it was working than it just stoped working wierd

wake49 06-06-2009 06:58 AM

I found that I had to adjust the air inlet on that skimmer at least a few times a week. It would change the bubble production if the water level was low, or higher than normal.

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