Skimmer over foaming

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  1. Reepher

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    Hi all I noticed for the past two days my skimmer seems to be over foaming to the point where the top of the cup falls off I've been running the tank for about 1.5weeks now skimmer on 247 can any one help as confused
     
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  3. 3dd

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    What skimmer, and have you adjusted the height of the foam inside the skimmer?
     
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    Ls2 I've adjusted it as low as possible
     
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    LS2 or TS2? Did you set the skimmer to the right deplth in the ater, most skimmers need to be on a stand to skim correctly?
     
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    I built a stand I've asked the old wise uncle google just confused as to wat can caused it should I increase the water intake or decease the bubble intake
     
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    And it's a ts2 phone spell check
     
  8. 3dd

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    I would leave the bubble intake and play with the standpipe to control the water flow. Set it at first so the bubble are in the middle of the neck. Also make small adjustments and leave it for a while so you can see the effects
     
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    Also had one of those, if I remember correctly the black pipe with the sponge can move up and down, move it lower so that the level in the skimmer drops
     
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    Ok will try that but I'm just confused as it worked for 8days and I didn't add anything new
     
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    If u have only been running tank for 1, 5weeks it could be that now u getting some die off
     
  12. 3dd

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    Skimmers take a few days to "break in". Is your tank only 1.5 weeks old? If so the tank is still new and as such won't have enough dissolve organics for the skimmer too skim
     
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    Ok I can accept that but is this a common problem with all skimmers or just this brand
     
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    That I'm not sure. Just trying to think of what else could cause it
     
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    The skimmer did skimm it skimmed nice and dark for 4 days before dat nothing not even foam and now just thick white foam almost like soap
     
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    I hope it just needs some fine tuning and adjusting can't really afford new hardware right now
     
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    What is currently in the tank?
    It can take some time for skimmers to settle and be tuned in properly
     
  18. 3dd

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    Should just be fine tuning, those skimmers are good. Also if this is a new tank it might have skimmed out everything already. My new skimmer and tank is doing the same now, nothing in the water to skim so no nice foam head anymore
     
  19. Reepher

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    Nothing but water and live rock
     
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    Perhaps I should get some skimmate from another skimmer and pour it into my tank to test ( thinking out loud)
     
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    Water is cloudy do you'll think that will be a factor to the foam
     
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