Skimmer 'over skimming' ?

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

  1. TheresaC

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    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...
     
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  3. Kebab131

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    I sometimes have the same problem. ..
     
  4. Rebelo

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    I also have the same problem sometimes. Different skimmer though, mw-200 Reef Octopus. Just difficult to fine tune it.
     
  5. gMAN

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    Try turning down the intake a bit?
     
  6. gMAN

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    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...
     
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    my BM 3.5 did this, the air intake pipe was clogged with salt
     
  8. Aurora

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    Mine also did it.

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