How high to set my protein skimmer cup?

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  1. ScubaSteve4Life

    ScubaSteve4Life Well-Known Member

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    How do I know how high to set my new skimmer collection cup? I have a reef octopus 100 HOB protein skimmer. I got it two days ago and right when I plugged it in it worked awesome with bubbling over the edge but now it hasn't bubbled over for awhile, only about halway up the inner tube. Is there a break-in process I need to do or a certain height to set my collection cup. I have it completely lowered at the moment.
     

  2. jsker

    jsker Reefing is all about the adventure R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Squad Leader Build Thread Contributor Article Contributor Partner Member 2018

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    Yes there is a breaking time of about a week.

    Did a search and this is what I came up with, should help link
     
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    canister guy Well-Known Member

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    When you start to see the microbubbles disappear skimmer is prob broke in. I have the hob1000 and it skims like crazy.
     
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    Ok thanks guys
     
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