skimmer problem

Discussion in 'Protein Skimmer' started by mountaindew, Jan 6, 2013.

  1. mountaindewNew MemberMember

    Is there a certain level the water has to be in the skimmer for it to work.My skimmer is in my sump and when the chamber is up to the level of the baffle it doesnt want to bubble but if I let the water level go down it works fine.The problem is if I let the water level go down the chamber where the return pumps are goes down to were they suck air.Is there a way to ajust this to get it working properly.
  2. ryanrModeratorModerator Member

    What skimmer do you have?
    What do the instructions say about water level requirements? Most have a 'working zone', too low and the bubbles don't reach the cup, too high and it basically just bubbles over too fast.

    If it's a second hand skimmer with no instructions, try the manufacturers website. Then you can start to figure out a plan.