It's been running since yesterday and it's still bubbling and overflowing like crazy. I have the water level exactly where the manufacturer suggests and on the lowest air level.usually the bubbles will die and it wont overflow if there is nothing in the tank. This can occur during break in though and you can just let it run overnight with the collection cup off of it so the water just falls straight back into the sump. After break in it will stop overflowing
That's the same skimmer that came with my system. I raised it up so the water level is in the center of the red water level mark. I'll do like you said and just give it time to settle in. Thanks for the advice.Stonefish1, I started my Reefer 250 with an RSK-300 skimmer and I remember it overflowing in a significant way when I first started using it. Finally raised it up so it was sitting in less water, let the hose drain back into the sump, and let it run till it had a chance to break in. I don't remember specifically, but I think it was 7-10 days before it calmed down some.
Nice tank and good luck. Lots of very nice folks here with great advise.
Using API to test ph and I haven't got anything to test alkalinity yet. I was told I didn't have to worry so much about alkalinity for awhile. I am going to get one of the hanna alkalinity testers soon though.pH is a bit low but not too bad, what are you using to measure pH? how is alkalinity in the tank?
I would also wait another week or 2 until you add another fish IMO
Bottom guy looks like he has been bitten by a shark white/orange top guy by a grandad toothless (1 tooth)I went to my LFS and found these two guys for $35 each. Buy the way the only LFS around me within 100 miles is Petco (that sucks). But they looked like they were in good shape and I dipped them in Safety Stop before adding them to the tank. The store had no idea what kind of clown fish the were. They have been in my tank now for about 2.5 hours and are swimming all over the place and eat quite abit.
I was thinking of using the BRS 2 part. When should I start dosing?hopefully that stops soon, pH should be fine, i wouldnt be concerned until it was like 7.6 on the api pH kit. I dont advise using buffers without a proper alk test kit as buffers usually increase alk a lot