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Alright...so I've got it set up and running. Thanks for the help on that, but now I have another question. It's almost like the thing is siphoning out water. I have to clean out the collection cup about every 10 minutes, but there is nothing but water in it. Is this normal? Any suggestions as to what to do?
 

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DrFish33 said:
Alright...so I've got it set up and running. Thanks for the help on that, but now I have another question. It's almost like the thing is siphoning out water. I have to clean out the collection cup about every 10 minutes, but there is nothing but water in it. Is this normal? Any suggestions as to what to do?
The collection cup is set too low in the skimmer chamber. There should be a black rubber band that goes around the outside of the collection cup that you can move up and down to adjust the height of the collection cup neck in the skimmer chamber. There's going to be a 'sweet spot' but you're just going to have to keep fiddling with it to find it.

Also, do a search for the Remora skimmer to see if there are any guaranteed fixes or tricks.
 

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Well if its not filling up your good, mine pulls out a dark brown tea like liquid and I pretty much empty it once a week but it only fills up 1/4 of the way cause I have a 29G light load tank so I guess not much stuff in it to get out, but I live it it works great...

If you notice it bulling out like a very light brown i would move it up more.

Also hang on to that pipe brush you'll need it to clean out skimmer and possibly injection part if you notice a decline in skimmer efficiency.
 
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