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Skimmer Frustrations

Discussion in 'Lighting and Equipment' started by Sour137, Sep 4, 2017.

  1. Sour137

    Sour137 Copepod


    That took all of five minutes of work!
  2. Off The Deep End

    Off The Deep End Marlin M.A.S.C Club Member

    So I just read this thread and I'm wondering why you adjust your skimmer after cleaning? Once you get your skimmer dialed in I don't recommend making any changes within 24hrs of cleaning because whatever you set it at will change, if you don't mess with it the skimmer should go back to where it was dialed in at.
  3. Sour137

    Sour137 Copepod

    Well it has taken some time, but the skimmer is operating ideally right now. While I was cleaning it I had disassembled the whole thing, gate valve included. The valve was opened all the way, then closed all the way so I could clean it as thoroughly as I could imagine. I reopened the valve all the way before reinstalling the skimmer, and then spent a while getting it dialed in. I suspect I dialed it in during the wear in phase, then when it reached optimum conditions inside the skimmer, it went wild. Since then, I have not had any problems. There are a couple of modifications to the posted picture above to reduce leaking. Overall the skimmer is close to being the least of my worries. Right now I'm battling hair algae and winning that one too.
  4. Off The Deep End

    Off The Deep End Marlin M.A.S.C Club Member

    Fair enough I didn't catch that you cleaned the whole skimmer, I'm glad it's working better for you now.

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