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Old 06-29-2004, 04:34 PM   #1
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Pump blows air bubbles and question about skimmer

2 quesitons?

#1 Hey does anyone know why my pump will blow out air bubbles into the tank?

It will run fine and then all of a sudden it will blow out tiny air bubbles. There is enough air bubbles to make the tank look cloudy.

I can't find any pin holes in the tubing and can't find any reason for it to do this.

What can I do to stop this?? It is driving me crazy!

#2 Do I need to clean the tubing of the skimmer. I clean the collection cup every week, but don't know if I should clean out the main cylinder.
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Old 06-29-2004, 05:10 PM   #2
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1) what kind of pump? I had this problem w/ a maxi-jet, just took it apart, gave it a good cleaning, and it was fine.
2) I would say no, don't clean the main cylinder b/c then you'll have to go through a break-in period all over again. (unless it is absolutly neccesary...dumping gunk into the tank, etc. don't worry about the way it looks.)
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Old 06-29-2004, 05:17 PM   #3
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pump is via aqua 3300 how do you take it apart and clean it??

thanks for answering the skimmer question
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1 feather duster
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Cup Coral
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Old 06-29-2004, 05:29 PM   #4
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Not sure, I never saw one of those, I'm sure someone else can help though
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