New Skimmer

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  1. Zoom

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    Hi There Everyone

    Long time no see.

    I need some help on a Protein Skimmer. I bought a Reef TS1 and before I assemble i tested it out in the basin to check out how it works. It seems pumping the water but no bubbles. Something seems wrong any advise
     
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  3. scubaninja

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    thats because its fresh water. you will get much more bubbles in salt water, but if there is absolutely no bubbles then maybe your airline is blocked or below the water line. If there is a little black thing on the end of the airline take it off as it only hampers the effectiveness of the skimmer.
     
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    leslie hempel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    these little skimmers rock.. i recently washed one with freshwater and added some jik and ran it in the sink.. it wvwn began to skim the jik out but it doesnt work in plain freshwater alone..

    nice purchase there..
     
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    There is not enough surface tension in fresh water to make super fine bubbles. The nice thing is that you rinsed the skimmer out before using it which will let it kick in a whole lot quicker as there is usually an oily residue coating the perspex which needs to be removed before the skimmer will perform well
     
  6. viper357

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    Are there any bubbles or nothing at all?
     

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