My Remora skimmer was working pretty good for a few weeks, then the skimmate output just sort of went away. I was not getting much of anything in the cup, even at the lowest setting. I thought I was potentially out of stuff to skim. I cleaned the collection cup and the Maxi-Jet 1200 with no success. I was under the impression that the spray injector "never" clogged, especially after just a month of use. I was reading around and some people on RC had the same problem as me. Someone reccomend a good cleaning.
Last night I cleaned the collection cup and neck like I normally do, scrubbed the skimmer riser section with a new toothbrush, and cleaned the injector with the AquaC supplied brush. I have had the skimmer for about a month, this is the first time I cleaned the injector and riser. The cleaning took me about 5 minutes. 8 hours after the cleaning, I had more skimmate in the collection cup than I have collected in the last week
Anyone not getting enough skimmate from a Remora, try those steps. Clean the cup/neck, riser, and injector screw. I would not worry about cleaning the skimmer internals other than the riser, the skimmer works better once the internals are slimed up a bit anyway.
This may be old news to some of you, but cleaning my skimmer really boosted the output back to where it should be.
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