Anti-Foam for Skimmer

kurtg

New member
Lately my skimmer has been producing foam that doesn't condense in the cup. It pops out the vent holes and runs down the side. I started replacing evaporate water with a kalkwasser drip about a week ago.

Any recommendations to help the foam condense?
 

Dr4g0nf1y

Premium Member
Lower the water level in the neck of the skimmer. You're skimming "wet" as they say. Adjusting the water level in the neck of the skimmer will allow the foam to "dry" out a bit before it rises.
 

kurtg

New member
Thanks! I've been lowering it bit by bit for the last few weeks since I removed my bioballs and filter pads. It's done wonders for increasing yield and dropping nitrates. I'll lower it another inch and see what happens.
 
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