Skimmer 'over skimming' ?

Discussion in 'Protein Skimmers, Mechanical Filtration' started by TheresaC, 19 May 2014.

  1. TheresaC

    TheresaC

    Joined:
    11 Mar 2013
    Posts:
    296
    Likes Received:
    11
    Location:
    Hartbeespoort, North West
    Hi everyone,

    I have a TS2 reeftek skimmer and it's skimming too much. Once I clean the cup it only takes about 5 hours to fill up. I've had it for over a year now and it's never done this? What might be the cause?

    I clean it at night and in the morning when I wake up the cup is over flowing...
     
  2. AdS Guest




    to hide all adverts.
  3. Kebab131

    Kebab131

    Joined:
    24 Jan 2014
    Posts:
    544
    Likes Received:
    14
    Location:
    Johannesburg
    I sometimes have the same problem. ..
     
  4. Rebelo

    Rebelo

    Joined:
    13 Sep 2013
    Posts:
    151
    Likes Received:
    5
    I also have the same problem sometimes. Different skimmer though, mw-200 Reef Octopus. Just difficult to fine tune it.
     
  5. gMAN

    gMAN with the plan

    Joined:
    2 Feb 2010
    Posts:
    3,039
    Likes Received:
    36
    Location:
    Houghton Estate, Johazzardousburg
    Try turning down the intake a bit?
     
  6. gMAN

    gMAN with the plan

    Joined:
    2 Feb 2010
    Posts:
    3,039
    Likes Received:
    36
    Location:
    Houghton Estate, Johazzardousburg
    Oh, another thing, has it only started doing this recently? If yes, have you started dosing anything? Certain additives/foods/supplements may cause it to overskim or skim wet...
     
  7. Johan123

    Johan123

    Joined:
    31 Dec 2012
    Posts:
    33
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Honeydew
    my BM 3.5 did this, the air intake pipe was clogged with salt
     
  8. Aurora

    Aurora

    Joined:
    14 Dec 2013
    Posts:
    318
    Likes Received:
    8
    Location:
    Kempton Park
    Mine also did it.

    Found that fitting of breather pipe on pump was lose tightened it and problem solved.
     
Recent Posts

Loading...
Similar Threads - Skimmer 'over skimming' Forum Date
Ati PowerCone 250is DC Skimmer ► Sponsor Request Forum Thursday at 15:16
[wtd] Skimmer Wanted 24 Apr 2017
Skimmer chamber size General Discussions and Advice 24 Apr 2017
[wtd] Protein Skimmer Wanted Wanted 22 Apr 2017
Aqua Medic Blue 1000 skimmer pump hardly producing bubbles Protein Skimmers, Mechanical Filtration 20 Apr 2017
Skimmer Wanted General Discussions and Advice 16 Apr 2017
170 Liter FLUVAL Skimmer on promotion Sponsor Specials 10 Apr 2017