View Full Version : skimmer not skimming

05/01/2007, 02:47 PM
So I've been running my turboflotor skimmer for about 2 days now and nothing is getting collected. There's a ton of bubbles in the skimmer that get pushed out into the main tank. Any ideas as to why I'm not getting any skimmate?

05/01/2007, 02:58 PM
You've gotta let the skimmer break in which may take a few days.

05/01/2007, 05:04 PM
I concur.... let it break in.

May take a couple days........ may take a couple weeks.

05/01/2007, 06:22 PM
How do you know if it's working properly if it takes weeks to "break in"?

Nano Chris
05/02/2007, 05:05 PM
It will start skimming, if you see gunk its starting to work.

05/03/2007, 10:51 AM
yup, it took a week of breaking in and adjusting for my skimmer to finally find the sweet spot. now its disgusting what collects in the cup.

05/03/2007, 10:55 AM
One more example of "patience" being the product we most need in this hobby. Let it run... let it settle in. Don't even fuss with it. In a couple weeks, start increasing the level of the bubbles slightly... one day at a time... not a whole bunch all at once. It will work, you just need to give it time.