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Old 12-09-2004, 04:48 PM   #1
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skimmer not skimming

my aqua c remora stopped skimming out junk for the last 2 days. the foam is just not making it all the way up the tower into the cup. the cup is at its lowest position. i am only feeding one fish a few pellets a day and the corals once a week. my algae has also gone to almost nothing. is there just nothing to skim right now?

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Old 12-09-2004, 08:37 PM   #2
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How long have you had the skimmer? If you have had it for a few month then maybe you need to clean the injector.

If the skimmer is new or fairly new and yoru tank is fairly young then you may have just skimmed out all that there is to skim for now.
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Old 12-09-2004, 08:48 PM   #3
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how do u clean out the injector i have the same problem with mine
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my tank for now is a 60g with a little live sand and then just play sand I got 80 pounds of live rock now I have a wet dry with no bio balls and a protein skimmer and uv steralizer I have power compacts 260 watts I have 1 damsels 1yellow tang 1 flame angel one yellow strip maroon clownfishand and a feather duster and a bulb anemones that the clown lives in and colony polops and some kenya tree corals and 2 fire shrimp snails and hermit crabs and some other crabs

i just got a 40g with like 6 inches of live sand and it is loaded with corals and inverts it was given to me by a friend she had it for 3 years there is a brain coral wellsophyllia and a platygyra brain worm coral green striped mushrooms and red mushrooms yellow colony polyp and button polyp and some type of hard coral not sure what it is also alot of kenya tree oh ya and 2 giant star fish
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Old 12-09-2004, 10:20 PM   #4
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Well wth my remora their is a plastic screw that if you take the collection cup off you can unscrew on the left side. You then take the small pipe cleaner that comes with your skimmer (mine did) and use it to clean out the injection nozzle. Then put the plastic screw back being careful not to over tighen it.

When I did this my remora increased its skim output nearly right away.
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Old 12-09-2004, 10:55 PM   #5
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mine doesnt have that it just has a hose comming out of the pump with this air valve thisng on it
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i just got a 40g with like 6 inches of live sand and it is loaded with corals and inverts it was given to me by a friend she had it for 3 years there is a brain coral wellsophyllia and a platygyra brain worm coral green striped mushrooms and red mushrooms yellow colony polyp and button polyp and some type of hard coral not sure what it is also alot of kenya tree oh ya and 2 giant star fish
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thanks fish freek. my tank is pretty young. about 2.5 months. i have had the skimmer that long also. just this week my tank really cleaned up. hardly any algae and very clear. maybe my skimmer skimmed most of the crud like you said. i will clean the injector anyway. it cant hurt

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You can also check the pump. You can take the pump apart & clean the impeller while the skimmer is down for cleaning. While I've got my taken apart, I'll take mine outside & clean the body out with the waterhose. I've blasted junk & sponges out of mine. And like it was said before, take the plastic screw out & run a small bottle brush through the nozzle.
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i will also check the pump. sounds like i have a little cleaning to do this weekend. imagine that!

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mine doesnt have that it just has a hose comming out of the pump with this air valve thisng on it
That doent sound like a remora C then. My remora has no airvalve.
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I have no idea whos brand it is
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my tank for now is a 60g with a little live sand and then just play sand I got 80 pounds of live rock now I have a wet dry with no bio balls and a protein skimmer and uv steralizer I have power compacts 260 watts I have 1 damsels 1yellow tang 1 flame angel one yellow strip maroon clownfishand and a feather duster and a bulb anemones that the clown lives in and colony polops and some kenya tree corals and 2 fire shrimp snails and hermit crabs and some other crabs

i just got a 40g with like 6 inches of live sand and it is loaded with corals and inverts it was given to me by a friend she had it for 3 years there is a brain coral wellsophyllia and a platygyra brain worm coral green striped mushrooms and red mushrooms yellow colony polyp and button polyp and some type of hard coral not sure what it is also alot of kenya tree oh ya and 2 giant star fish
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