used skimmer does it need to be broken in?

Discussion in 'Protein Skimmer' started by jaysix79, Apr 12, 2010.

  1. jaysix79Valued MemberMember

    I bought a used protein skimmer and I cleaned it up and it’s been running for a day so far (24 hrs). I know protein skimmer needs to be broken in, but since it’s used do I have to wait again? the protein skimmer seem to be working great I see bubble all the way on the top barely touching the lid, but no dirty foam are spilling out to the waste chamber

    just wondering if i need this thing adjusted again or just wait... but to me by reading around seems like I adjusted the protein skimmer to the optimum setting..

    Protein skimmer info:
    brand unknown. Coralife Super Skimmer
    about 2 feet tall
    comes with rio 1400 pump (i searched it, it pushes 402 gallon per hr)
    the waste chamber is screwed to the body (not a pull out type) i don't know if that would help ID the skimmer

    tank set up:
    26 gallons display tank with 12 gallon sump
    mini reef tank with 3 fish
    no cleaner crew because they died =(
    Last edited: Apr 13, 2010
  2. jaysix79Valued MemberMember

    deng no reply... ill just update my protein skimmer the maker is Coralife Super Skimmer
  3. ATPWell Known MemberMember

    I'm not sure. What thing I know is I hate coralife skimmers :) Bad experience with them.
  4. carlos413Valued MemberMember

    I have the 65 gallon version. I think they make one for 125 gallon tanks. Anyway I have nothing but good things to say. Youmight have to brake it in but that should take a few days. Mine doese the micro bubbles after a waterchange but that's only for like an hour or so. Google cl super skimer 65 for more info. You might find the manuel in PDF format online.

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