Help with my Boyu skimmer

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  1. Schalk.

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    Hi All
    I have a Boyu tank with internal skimmer (WG 308) that came with the tank. I’m trying to get the perfect setting but having some difficulty. Although it seems to catch a lot of solid pieces it fills up within 4 days. The collection is yellow but I would like to catch more solids. Does anybody have an idea on the correct height of the collection cup,water height in the cone as well as amount of airflow to get it improved?
     
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  3. Wes

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    Hi schalk, your best bet is to make sure wherever the skimmer is sitting, it's not affected by water level, so what you need to do first; is to make sure you have it in a compartment where the level doesn't fluctuate, therby, when you set her, she'll skim as per your setting.
     
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    yip as wes said, which is chamber 2-3
    also its not really made to catch solids
     
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    Thanks Wes
    My skimmer sits in the back of my tank and has a set level. It fits perfectly in a groove in the compartment. However I tried to set my water flow on the skimmer but the lowest water level I get in my cone/ channel is above half. It seems a bit high for me as the foam is overflowing into my collection cup.
     
  6. Wes

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    is your tank not possibly over full?
     
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    Wes, It might be possible. One thing that I don't like about Boyu is no user manuals....... I uploaded a photo of my skimmer.

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    keep that neck clean if you can, not much help, looks a little watery, can u get a pic of the skimmer vs water height? maybe you could even try propping up the skimmer a little higher
     
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    Thanx Wes.. Moved the collection cup a bit higher so that the water level is about half way up the cone. Hopefully this will work :biggrin:
     
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    glad you sorted it bud.
     
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    if it has an air adjustment u can also look @ that, close the air intake to off and then slowly open open it but i mean in mm
     
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