PLS-50 Elite II and Mode Aquariums

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I realize no one has posted on this thread in a while, but it seems like the longest and most thorough about the Mode skimmer so hoping I can get some help.

I got mine last week (around 1.5 weeks after ordering) and have it set up in the second chamber of my Fusion Pro 2 50 without the hanging bracket. Been running for 8 days now. My issue is constant overflowing, even with the skimmer turned so it is all the way open. If I did not have the collection cup drain hose on and open running back into the tank, the collection cup would be full and overflowing in under a minute. I have cut pieces of eggcrate to raise the skimmer out of the water more, but after a couple hours it will again start to overflow. I do not want to raise the skimmer out of the water any higher, as it is already higher than any pictures I have seen of others using it.

I am hoping this just has to do with the skimmer breaking in. Any advice? If I can't get it figured out I will definitely be looking at other options.
Mine took a good week to stop over skimming. I let it over skim directly into the tank for the first 4-5 days. Also, I took the air silencer off and replaced it with an adjustment valve to get a little more control over air intank. But once the skimmer built up some biofilm it started running great. No issues since then.
 

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Mine took a good week to stop over skimming. I let it over skim directly into the tank for the first 4-5 days. Also, I took the air silencer off and replaced it with an adjustment valve to get a little more control over air intank. But once the skimmer built up some biofilm it started running great. No issues since then.
Mine took about 2-3 weeks before it settled in. Love it now!!!
 
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