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Old 10-20-2004, 10:49 PM   #1
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Skimmer cup filling with water!

I cleaned my skimmer pump with vinegar to get all the calcium condensation off of it and now that I put it back in, the skimmer is putting too much water through and it is filling up the cup. SHould I just wait for it to return to normal or is there something I can do? By the way I have not added anything like stress coat or anything so that isn't the cause.

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Old 10-20-2004, 10:51 PM   #2
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What kind of skimmer? I only ask cause the one I have has a "valve" that I can turn and adjust the flow rate of the water through it, the faster the water the lower the level, the slower the water the higher the level.
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Old 10-20-2004, 10:53 PM   #3
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Also check how you inject "bubbles/air" into the system. You could have a clogged hose or even one that came off (mine goes into the inlet side of the pump via a venturi, if the air line gets pinched or comes loose I will overflow the cup)
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It sounds like the flow it too high or the cup is too low. Look for an adjustment valve or try raising the cup.
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I'd say too much flow, or hte cup is too low. Again, post the skimmer make/model so we can more accurately diagnose the issue.
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Old 10-21-2004, 12:09 PM   #6
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It is an aquaclear skimmer. There is no flow regulator for the pump and my air hose is not pinched going into the venturi. It seems to happen after I clean the skimmer. Why would that be??
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Old 10-21-2004, 04:16 PM   #7
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Hmmm...is it old? I ask because I can't see on Hagen .com (aquaclear manufacturer) where they even make protein skimmers. All I see are an aquaclear skimmer and a fluval skimmer - which are surface skimmers...not protein skimmers.
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