Skimmer skimmate questions


New member

I have a Tunze 9002 skimmer and have a few questions on what I should be looking for as far as skimmate goes.

Right now I see white foam at the top, but the cup is filling with yellowish water. Can someone explain what is going on to me please? Is the foam bursting and producing this yellow water?

Is this called wet skimming? Should my cup be filling with water or with foam...I'm a little confused. :uhoh3:




Team RC
I run a 9002 skimmer on my 50 gallon tank. I find it works best with a wet skimmate, the color of tea or slightly lighter. Look at the fluid in the collection cup, not the bubbles.


New member
If your having to empty it every day or two (or more often), then it definitely is skimming to wet.