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post #1 of 10 Old 05-31-2009, 09:24 AM Thread Starter
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Question Whats wrong with this protein skimmer

Why is this not making bubbles
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post #2 of 10 Old 05-31-2009, 09:26 AM
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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?
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post #3 of 10 Old 05-31-2009, 10:05 AM Thread Starter
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its a sea clone 100 and what pics do you want

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55 gallon tank
21 pounds of live rock
60 pounds of sand 40 live 20 not
25 to 35 pounds of non live rock
1 three stripe Damsels
1 salfin tang
1 clark's clownfish
1 six line
1 wachtman goby
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post #4 of 10 Old 05-31-2009, 09:23 PM Thread Starter
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hey i got more pix the last one is when i put the air line on high
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"Fish are Friends not Food"

55 gallon tank
21 pounds of live rock
60 pounds of sand 40 live 20 not
25 to 35 pounds of non live rock
1 three stripe Damsels
1 salfin tang
1 clark's clownfish
1 six line
1 wachtman goby

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post #5 of 10 Old 06-04-2009, 06:53 AM
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that's not suppose to happen. The bubbles need to be in the skimmer body. Perhaps the airline isn't all the way secured?

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post #6 of 10 Old 06-04-2009, 11:23 AM
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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...



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post #7 of 10 Old 06-04-2009, 12:08 PM Thread Starter
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am i supposed to play around with the air to find the right amount of it

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55 gallon tank
21 pounds of live rock
60 pounds of sand 40 live 20 not
25 to 35 pounds of non live rock
1 three stripe Damsels
1 salfin tang
1 clark's clownfish
1 six line
1 wachtman goby
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post #8 of 10 Old 06-05-2009, 08:55 AM
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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....



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post #9 of 10 Old 06-05-2009, 08:25 PM Thread Starter
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it was working than it just stoped working wierd

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55 gallon tank
21 pounds of live rock
60 pounds of sand 40 live 20 not
25 to 35 pounds of non live rock
1 three stripe Damsels
1 salfin tang
1 clark's clownfish
1 six line
1 wachtman goby
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post #10 of 10 Old 06-06-2009, 06:58 AM
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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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