Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater Reef Aquaria
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 05-15-2012, 11:27 PM   #11
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
crister13's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Princeton, NJ
Posts: 3,473
Yup. Ran freshwater through it. Clean out all of the salty crap. Any other ideas ?
__________________

__________________
crister13 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-15-2012, 11:28 PM   #12
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Schism's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Lima, Ohio
Posts: 2,093
Your skimmer could be reacting to the bloom. And it could be killing foam production. Is your pump working properly and taking in air creating bubbles? If so then its probably ok. I wouldnt be so quick to say the problem is your skimmer because it could very well be the result if the bloom. I would stop dosing vodka for the time being and do a waterchange to see if that doesnt help things.
__________________

__________________
29g Mixed Reef, 150w 14k Phoenix MH w/ Moonlights, Reef Octopus BH1000 HOB Skimmer, Ecotech Vortech MP10es, ReefKeeper Lite (Plus), PH Probe, Temp Probe, ATO, Carbon/GFO Reactor.
Schism is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-15-2012, 11:30 PM   #13
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
bavass's Avatar

POTM Champion
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Waynesboro Virginia
Posts: 1,797
Have you tried blowing into it?
__________________
bavass is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-15-2012, 11:38 PM   #14
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
crister13's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Princeton, NJ
Posts: 3,473
Yes I've tried blowing into it. It forces air out of the pump and the level drops. I see bubbles in the skimmer but they're not coming out as strong as they used to. Shoul I maybe try a different pump? And for te vodka, I will eventually be able to dose again correct? I really need it for nitrate reduction.
__________________
crister13 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-15-2012, 11:43 PM   #15
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
crister13's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Princeton, NJ
Posts: 3,473
I'm going to try changing pumps tomorrow. I have N extra so maybe that will work.
__________________
crister13 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-15-2012, 11:45 PM   #16
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
bavass's Avatar

POTM Champion
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Waynesboro Virginia
Posts: 1,797
I would take the skimmer apart soak in vinegar bath clean it up real good make sure nothing is clogged and then try it
__________________
bavass is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-16-2012, 01:00 AM   #17
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Schism's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Lima, Ohio
Posts: 2,093
You would be able to yes but doing so right now probably would not have good results. Do water changes immediately. That is the original way of getting rid of nitrates and always works ya know. Also look into biopellets, vodka is risky and can cause further problems, like this one. Biopellets are much safer and no guess work.
__________________
29g Mixed Reef, 150w 14k Phoenix MH w/ Moonlights, Reef Octopus BH1000 HOB Skimmer, Ecotech Vortech MP10es, ReefKeeper Lite (Plus), PH Probe, Temp Probe, ATO, Carbon/GFO Reactor.
Schism is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-16-2012, 08:44 AM   #18
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
crister13's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Princeton, NJ
Posts: 3,473
Time to buy an ATS!!!!! Do they really work well?
__________________
crister13 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-16-2012, 09:12 AM   #19
SW 20 & Over Club
 
ccCapt's Avatar


 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Northeast PA
Posts: 5,362
Send a message via ICQ to ccCapt
You should consider getting either one of these skimmers...and nothing smaller.
Seaside Aquatics CS2 Skimmer [SS#CS2] - $349.00 : Affordable Aquatic Supplies LLC
Reef Octopus Diablo XS 200 Protein Skimmer - English

And as mentioned, the cloudyness is probably from bacteria, which a good skimmer would pull out of the water column.
__________________
/Larry
125g reef
See My Tank Info
Check out The build project
ccCapt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-16-2012, 11:33 AM   #20
Aquarium Advice Freak


 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Worton on the Eastern Shore of Maryland
Posts: 341
I know you said you have plenty of surface movement. If your water movers are not already pointed up toward the surface do so. I've been able to to keep film down to a small patch that is driving me nuts. But, it's 100% better than it once was. Good luck.
__________________

__________________
It be what it be.
Charlotte
mellowyellow is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
film, surface, white film

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off








» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:13 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.