Reef Central Online Community
Marine Depot

Home Forum Here you can view your subscribed threads, work with private messages and edit your profile and preferences View New Posts View Today's Posts

Find other members Frequently Asked Questions Search Reefkeeping ...an online magazine for marine aquarists Support our sponsors and mention Reef Central

Go Back   Reef Central Online Community > General Interest Forums > New to the Hobby
Register Blogs FAQ Calendar Mark Forums Read

Notices

Reply
Thread Tools
Old 11/10/2017, 02:43 PM   #26
smatter
Registered Member
 
smatter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Madison, WI
Posts: 1,910
Socks can be a culprit when new but that's not your problem.


smatter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11/11/2017, 01:20 PM   #27
on the spot
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: West Michigan
Posts: 741
Quote:
Originally Posted by wookiefever View Post
...I think in my case the pump is merely too powerful for the skimmer body...
It might be possible that you somehow got the wrong pump, but I doubt it.

I'd suggest you take some pictures and figure out a way to post them so others can troubleshoot for you.


on the spot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11/11/2017, 02:47 PM   #28
wookiefever
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Posts: 166
currently in 9Ē of water. Need to raise it a bit more.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk


wookiefever is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11/11/2017, 02:48 PM   #29
wookiefever
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Posts: 166
top down view.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk


wookiefever is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11/11/2017, 04:08 PM   #30
on the spot
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: West Michigan
Posts: 741
What happens when you allow full air? right now that valve looks nearly closed?

More air is usually better. plug it in, lets see what happens.


on the spot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11/11/2017, 04:44 PM   #31
wookiefever
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Posts: 166
A wits end with skimmer

Fingers crossed I took everything apart and reassembled and it appears to be working.

*update it is now overflowing


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk



Last edited by wookiefever; 11/11/2017 at 05:55 PM.
wookiefever is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11/11/2017, 06:42 PM   #32
James404
I <3 Acros
 
James404's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Long Island, NY
Posts: 2,572
Quote:
Originally Posted by wookiefever View Post
Fingers crossed I took everything apart and reassembled and it appears to be working.

*update it is now overflowing


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
You need to raise it up more, it will stop overflowing once you get it to a certain height.

Sent from my Nexus 6 using Tapatalk


__________________
80g Deep Blue Rimless - http://www.reefcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2651295
225g Reef Savvy SPS Dominant - Retired http://www.reefcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1945361
James404 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11/11/2017, 06:51 PM   #33
wookiefever
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Posts: 166
Quote:
Originally Posted by James404 View Post
You need to raise it up more, it will stop overflowing once you get it to a certain height.

Sent from my Nexus 6 using Tapatalk


That height is where the water level is sitting right above the pump. Which I think is way too high for a skimmer.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk


wookiefever is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11/11/2017, 06:56 PM   #34
James404
I <3 Acros
 
James404's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Long Island, NY
Posts: 2,572
Quote:
Originally Posted by wookiefever View Post
That height is where the water level is sitting right above the pump. Which I think is way too high for a skimmer.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
If that's where it has to be then raise it. My Bubble King is the same way, it's sitting with the water level just above the pump. Once you get it to the right height, then you can fine tune it using the valve.

If you worry about negatively affecting the pump or something, don't it's fine.

Sent from my Nexus 6 using Tapatalk


__________________
80g Deep Blue Rimless - http://www.reefcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2651295
225g Reef Savvy SPS Dominant - Retired http://www.reefcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1945361
James404 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11/11/2017, 07:01 PM   #35
wookiefever
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Posts: 166
Quote:
Originally Posted by James404 View Post
If that's where it has to be then raise it. My Bubble King is the same way, it's sitting with the water level just above the pump. Once you get it to the right height, then you can fine tune it using the valve.

If you worry about negatively affecting the pump or something, don't it's fine.

Sent from my Nexus 6 using Tapatalk


I donít have room under my stand to raise it that high.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk


wookiefever is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11/12/2017, 07:45 AM   #36
on the spot
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: West Michigan
Posts: 741
Can you show us the overflowing?

It's just going back into the sump right? won't hurt anything anyway.

clean the cup first though. that's gross.

BTW, how does the skimmer body valve work? You should see the water height fluctuate some with that valve - can you adjust that any?


on the spot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11/12/2017, 08:37 AM   #37
wookiefever
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Posts: 166
Quote:
Originally Posted by on the spot View Post
Can you show us the overflowing?

It's just going back into the sump right? won't hurt anything anyway.

clean the cup first though. that's gross.

BTW, how does the skimmer body valve work? You should see the water height fluctuate some with that valve - can you adjust that any?


I donít have a picture of it overflowing and Iím not touching the skimmer right now because itís producing dry skim at the air restriction I have. Basically the cup lid was bouncing and water and bubbles flowing over the edge like crazy.

The water adjustment in my opinion is useless. I have it fully open and it doesnít appear to actually change the water height in the skimmer.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk


wookiefever is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11/12/2017, 08:50 AM   #38
wookiefever
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Posts: 166
Quote:
Originally Posted by wookiefever View Post
I donít have a picture of it overflowing and Iím not touching the skimmer right now because itís producing dry skim at the air restriction I have. Basically the cup lid was bouncing and water and bubbles flowing over the edge like crazy.

The water adjustment in my opinion is useless. I have it fully open and it doesnít appear to actually change the water height in the skimmer.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk


Not my video but the uploader has the same problem as me and her overflowing is what mine is like. I ran it for months and months.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=rPcQ-cwNgqA



Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk


wookiefever is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11/12/2017, 10:48 AM   #39
Cymonous
My Clown Attacks Me
 
Cymonous's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Akron, OH
Posts: 2,080
I know you said you cleaned it, but did you clean the venturi? If not, use a small brush to clean the inside. Make sure the air tubes are clean as well.


__________________
100 Gallon Long with 20L sump
10 Gallon Office Tank

Current Tank Info: 2 False Percula Clowns, One Spot Foxface, Diamond Watchman Goby, Yellow Tail Damsel, Engineer Goby
Cymonous is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11/12/2017, 10:53 AM   #40
wookiefever
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Posts: 166
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cymonous View Post
I know you said you cleaned it, but did you clean the venturi? If not, use a small brush to clean the inside. Make sure the air tubes are clean as well.


Yup completely cleaned. The problem is too much air


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk


wookiefever is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11/12/2017, 04:43 PM   #41
Cymonous
My Clown Attacks Me
 
Cymonous's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Akron, OH
Posts: 2,080
I would have to say it's your depth. Need to raise it an inch or two.


__________________
100 Gallon Long with 20L sump
10 Gallon Office Tank

Current Tank Info: 2 False Percula Clowns, One Spot Foxface, Diamond Watchman Goby, Yellow Tail Damsel, Engineer Goby
Cymonous is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

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 On

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:48 AM.


TapaTalk Enabled

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Powered by Searchlight © 2017 Axivo Inc.
Use of this web site is subject to the terms and conditions described in the user agreement.
Reef CentralTM Reef Central, LLC. Copyright ©1999-2014