Reef Octopus Classic 90 HOB Skimmer

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I just bought an used Reef Octopus Classic 90 HOB Skimmer. I have problem with overflowing and micro bubble right now. I need some advices on how to fix this overflow problem. Thanks
 
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I can’t answer the specific question, but I can bump the thread to see if we can get you some help
 

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Is your output pipe set to open? This will run the skimmer in it’s dryest setting. Besides that you can connect a tube from the collection cup to go back into your aquarium until it breaks in.
 
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Thanks. I already fixed the problem by connecting a tube from the collection cup to drain the bubbling water out. Then, I replace new water back in the tank. I think that I used to much glue on the rocks, so the skimmer made too much bubbles from the glue chemical.
 
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Yeah epoxy putty will do that lol. Usually when I do that I put saltwater in my ATO reservoir instead of RO for a couple days until the skimmer corrects itself.
 

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I don't want to burst your bubble because I've been where you are. I had the BH1000, it used to pull the darkest skim mate. I loved the thing. Until it overflowed for no reason at 2am and almost burned my house down. The result was me tearing my entire tank down and upgrading to a sumped tank. (Thousands of dollars)
 

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