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I am cycling my tank and have the skimmer running. I am fiddling with the adjustments daily on the thing. I'll adjust it and after about an hour the foam (and I say foam because it is a white foam not the brown skimmate I expect) starts to overflow the collection cup. Without touching anything a few hours later there is no foam being produced. Is this normal or should there be a constant formation of skimmate without overflowing the collection cup.

Oh yeah, it's a Berlin Turbo
 

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I don't have a Berlin, but I know it's fairly normal for a skimmer to take a few days to stabilize. You just have to keep a close eye on it. Don't expect the bubbles to be brown, they will be white. As they break down, they will leave the brown skimmate behind. If it's running real wet it will be diluted brown. Good luck.
 
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