Canreef Aquatics Bulletin Board  

Go Back   Canreef Aquatics Bulletin Board > General > Reef

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 06-02-2002, 11:00 PM
Mares77 Mares77 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Surrey
Posts: 37
Mares77 is on a distinguished road
Default Prizm Skimmer spilling micro bubbles

Just purchased a Prizm skimmer and it is spilling large quantity of micro bubbles into the tank...just wondering if anyone is using the skimmer and has the same problem...will it simply go away on its own?
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 06-03-2002, 12:42 AM
Bob I's Avatar
Bob I Bob I is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Posts: 3,591
Bob I is on a distinguished road
Default Prizm Skimmer spilling micro bubbles

You have probably set the flow rate too high. You have to keep the foam line below the O'ring in the collector cup, or you will get bubbles.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 06-03-2002, 01:13 AM
canadawest's Avatar
canadawest canadawest is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Surrey, BC
Posts: 605
canadawest is on a distinguished road
Default Prizm Skimmer spilling micro bubbles

Having used a Prizm skimmer for almost a year, I can say that Bob's advice is accurate. Try to keep the flow down a bit more than you have it set already.

Also keep in mind it takes time for a new protein skimmer to "break in" and you will get more micro-bubbles during this time. Once the skimmer has been running for a few days, they tend to go away.

Also you will notice this behaviour every time after you clean the skimmer, so get used to it at least once a month.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 02:01 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.3
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.