View Full Version : Help with Protein Skimmer?

02/22/2006, 08:18 PM
I have had a reef creations MR2 protein skimmer for about 4 months. And it has worked flawlessly until today. My skimmer water level inside the tube goes up and down. It doesn't make the tiny fractioned bubbles continously. It stays very low in the tube and then rises quickly. And when the skimmer produces bubbles, it forces the water level to rise above the collection cup. The up and down action is cyclical and its frequency is about 4-6 times a minute. The water that enters the collection cup is clean - there is no gunk. Can anyone tell me why this is happening? I have never experienced anything like this. Help! Thank you.:eek2:

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02/22/2006, 08:22 PM
Have you checked the inside of the air intake valve for salt buildup, etc. I get similar problems when there is an obstruction in there.


02/22/2006, 09:11 PM
Thanx Pete. I will check it out.