pump to powerful for skimmer question

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  1. mala1610

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    I have a reef octopus oct-160 my pump stopped working so I had a tunze pump lying around however it seems to be to powerful does not matter what way I turn the pipe to restrict the flow the bubbles/water flow up into the cup.. can I restrict the air pipe intake to help this problem?
     
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    You could restrict the air pipe, it would help. What TUNZE pump have you put in the skimmer? We may be able to help, cheers Anita
     
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    I have a Hydtofoamer 9420.04 @Anita
    air flow 850l/h
    water flow 1300l/h
     
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    The pump comes with a screw that can change the air flow to your requirement, it is attached to the silencer, play around with it and it should do what you want. Cheers Anita
     
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    Thanks @Anita now I just have to find all the parts...easier said than done....
     
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