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    Skimmer skimming?

    My skimmer seems to work, but not sure if it's getting all it can..
    I open up the air valve, and let the water level chamber climb as high as it can, the bubbles froth up about an inch over the top of the collection chamber, but seem to hang on to the top chamber and not fall over into the collection cup? Kind of like a cupcake.
    I had it running for a few weeks, but not alot of junk collected.

    Does anyone know if this is working correctly?

    Its a Berlin HO skimmer with a RIO 1700 pump.

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    Cool

    sounds like its working to me. just nothing to skim.

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    Your tank is still very new,so you won't get alot of dark scum. Did you set the Skimmer where I told you to set it at?

    Marcel
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    "How I wish, how I wish you were here,
    We're just 2 lost souls sitting in a fish bowl,
    Year after year......."(Hope it was cycled!)
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    Yes I did... it appears to be working, just not alot of gunk. Alot of green spatters though
    I cleaned it out on the weekend...

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    Originally posted by clownchick22
    Alot of green spatters though
    I cleaned it out on the weekend...
    Then it's working. As the others said, it probably just doesn't have much to pull out yet.

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