08-09-2006, 05:18 AM
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I still can't figure out the protein skimmer
I am still trying to get the protein skimmer to work :(
I have experimented with twisting the little knob attached to the hose and I have found that it controls the water flow. When I turn it one way I get a flow that does not disrupt the tank but it causes no foam to bubble up in the skimmer. When I open it more, the skimmer starts to create foam, but the skimmer's water flow is so strong that it puts so many bubbles into the tank that it is disruptive. Also, when it is open like that and creating foam, you can even see all of the bubbles in the pipe that draws water from the tank into the skimmer... it appears white as opposed to clear like it is when the knob is closed tighter.
Can somebody please help me figure out how to get this thing working so that it is creating the necessary foam but not disrupting the tank with so many bubbles/such a strong current?