- New Skimmer & First Flood
To try and combat my algae problem, I purchased
a Jebo 180 hang on tank skimmer.
the air hose before you turn it on!!!! It would be obvious to
most people but i had never seen a skimmer before or understood
how they worked.
Its been on the tank for about 2 weeks
& it is producing a small amount of foam, its getting better
everyday. When I first installed it I had problems with a lot of
micro bubbles entering the tank.
TIP To try and minimise the bubbles,
I put a sponge over the outlet to the tank, it stopped them a bit,
I also added a stocking over the sponge, success minimal bubbles!
Mistake: Just 2
days ago, I slightly adjusted the air flow, came back 5 mins later
and 1/3rd of my tank was on the floor! Now I leave the air hose
completely open, maximum air flow, just in case.
UPDATE: on the 1st of April, I
removed the sponge & stocking covering the outlet of the skimmer,
to my surprise there was almost no bubbles, so I have left the end
open, and the skimmer is functioning as it should. I think a certain
amount of "scum" had to build up inside the skimmer to
eradicate the bubbles.