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skimmer not producing enough bubbles?
Old 06-01-2010, 11:28 AM   #1
 
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Question skimmer not producing enough bubbles?

i got a skimmer over the week end and in between everything else i gave it a test run.... i am a bit concerned that it does not seem to be producing enough bubbles..... it's a coralife super skimmer.. the pump seems fine and the flow is not an issue.. could it be due to testing in FW?
my thought was to add a wood bubble-stone to it and just run it like that... any ideas?
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Old 06-01-2010, 01:52 PM   #2
 
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Did you run airline tubing from the pump to above the water level? Did you adjust the red knob on top of the intake?
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Old 06-01-2010, 01:55 PM   #3
 
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yes and yes.. made the mistake of snapping the old one off then re-glued the venturi input (yes its clear i checked 5x just to be sure) added a new air line and made certain it was above water level... no kinks no twists nada....the skimmer makes bubbles just not many.... and they appear large comared to what i have seen previously.... again not complaining just trying to get it right.. i dont mind adding the air stone just would like to see it work with out the additional gear...
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Old 06-01-2010, 09:52 PM   #4
 
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as previously stated i am a total nub i mean noob to salt water LOL once in the slat sump bubbles like crazy.... it is working fine i figure a few days break in and all will be going nicely...
one more question how relevant is the amount of water around the skimmer to water height within the skimmer? i only ask because it seems a bit higher than i expected and i have no one to walk me through it at this moment.... thanx all
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Old 06-02-2010, 06:21 AM   #5
 
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Water level does have an effect on the productivity of the skimmer. I believe you can go to Coralife.com and it will give the specs on this particular skimmer. I want to say between 6-12" of water depth with the pump being submerged at least 3".
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Old 06-02-2010, 07:41 PM   #6
 
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yeah i got it going real good i have about 9.5 inches of total water in that section and the pump is on the bottom so no worries..
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