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    Sonubhai

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    Join date : 2014-04-13
    Location : Thousand Oaks

    Reefoctopus BH100

    Post by Sonubhai on Fri Apr 18, 2014 3:23 am

    Hello All:

    Ok so I have a Reef Octopus BH100 running for the past 4 months, I have some issues with it.

    1) Too Loud.
    2) Does not produce enough foamy skim mate.

    I have already cleaned it thoroughly and the connections are all good as far as i can see.

    I have a 55 Gal Fish with live rock tank with a Fluval 306 Canister Filter. I use RO water.

    and have
    2 Percula Clownfish
    1 Koran angel (I know I know my tank is not big enough)
    2 Green Chromis
    1 Yellow Goby
    1 Sand Shifting Starfish

    What am i doing wrong, I have i decent bio load. or the Skimmer is a "Budget" model and when I can I should update to a Aquamaxx HOB.
    Thanks

    bvysochin

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    Join date : 2011-11-29

    Re: Reefoctopus BH100

    Post by bvysochin on Fri Apr 18, 2014 5:11 am

    IMO, your bio load is very small. The amount of skim mate will also depend on your feeding habits. Reef octopus makes great skimmers. Is the noise from it sucking in air?
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    Sonubhai

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    Join date : 2014-04-13
    Location : Thousand Oaks

    Re: Reefoctopus BH100

    Post by Sonubhai on Fri Apr 18, 2014 1:22 pm

    yes the noise is from the air sucking
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    Sonubhai

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    Re: Reefoctopus BH100

    Post by Sonubhai on Mon Apr 28, 2014 5:19 pm

    ok so new problem. This morning I woke up with my tank full of microbubbles. Coming from the Skimmer. dont know WTF is going on. AHHHHHHHH
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    nikecivic
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    Re: Reefoctopus BH100

    Post by nikecivic on Mon Apr 28, 2014 7:44 pm

    Add some pics if possible.


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    FloMojo

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    Re: Reefoctopus BH100

    Post by FloMojo on Tue Apr 29, 2014 3:15 pm

    In case you've not already done so inspect the needle wheel/impeller for damage, and make sure the air tubing is clear of obstruction.
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    Sonubhai

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    Re: Reefoctopus BH100

    Post by Sonubhai on Wed Apr 30, 2014 12:39 am

    I took it apart today and gave it a good clean. the Wheel/impeller looks good no issues there assembled everything back up, still no sign of bubbles clearing up. Will try to post some pics in the morning.

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