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So I upgraded my glass sump to a new  acrylic one.   When I turned everything on, my skimmer went crazy pushing bubbles out.  I've ran this skimmer for a year it's an sc aquarium brand.  The water level is same or a tiny bit lower that the previous sump.  If I raise the skimmer nothing changes and it spews bubbles like mad still.  Is this normal when switching from glass to acrylic?  Nothing I do seems to slow it down

 

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I have an SCA skimmer as well. I did not notice that when I changed from a glass to an acrylic sump. However, I also traded displays at the same time. Make sure the pump is seated in the skimmer well, I have had issues when it doesnt click in all the way. Are you able to calm the bubbles down with the blue adjustment tube?

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1 hour ago, BeardUp said:

I have an SCA skimmer as well. I did not notice that when I changed from a glass to an acrylic sump. However, I also traded displays at the same time. Make sure the pump is seated in the skimmer well, I have had issues when it doesnt click in all the way. Are you able to calm the bubbles down with the blue adjustment tube?

Nothing with adjustment tube.  It use to run all the way off.  Now nothing works lol

 

1 hour ago, Bicyclebill said:

My guess is that there was residue of some sort in the new sump. Did you wash it out first? Maybe throw a small bag of carbon in there until it works itself out 

No.. sadly I got pretty excited and it was late when I swapped so I just ran it as it was :(.   Looking back now, I see it was not wise.   I did remember to level it.

 

 

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The beauty is that the problem is temporary. Believe me, I’ve sat at my sump for an hour or so (several times) emptying my skimmer cup into a bucket until it finally calms down. Make up a 5gal bucket of new water to replace as the process goes on. Good times! 

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