Eheim skim 350 problems

EA James

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Hi all,

I have recently bought the above and i have two issues i'm hoping can be resolved.

Firstly, i can only run it on the lowest setting or all it does is spray out bursts of bubbles, very annoying! Surely it should be able to work at higher pressure without blasting bubbles out?

Secondly, The two times I've cleaned it (on WC day) I've found a dead Rummynose tetra in it on both occasions so is there a mesh or something i can put over the intake to stop this happening? Or maybe putting it on a timer so the trapped fish could escape when it goes off?

Does anyone else have this skimmer that can offer a solution?

Cheers, James
 

hypnogogia

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Many people have reported both of these problems.
Lowest to medium setting is all it will work on without sucking in bubbles. As to killing fish and shrimp, I used a timer and had it run for only 5mins every hour. Others have made or bought or 3D printed guards to stop critters being sucked in. If you search on here, there are threads about this.
 

EA James

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Many people have reported both of these problems.
I wonder if Eheim are aware of these? Might be worth putting an email together to see what they have to say.
Poor design is not something you'd associate with a name like Eheim , surely they test them before mass production?!!

I'l have a search about on the forum to see what i can find
Thanks for the info
 

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