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Old 11-30-2012, 04:59 PM   #11
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The pump just sucks to much air and stops pumping water.
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Old 11-30-2012, 05:01 PM   #12
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It is bubbling but not nearly as much as it was in his water...
It looks like it is not getting enough air bleeding in. Does you skimmer have any way of adjusting the bleed air?
Priming it might get things going also like benamyer mentioned.
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Old 11-30-2012, 05:03 PM   #13
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Hail Mary but what's your salinity?
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Old 11-30-2012, 05:03 PM   #14
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The air intake is all the way open and I have tried priming it. I messed with it at his house a bunch doing stuff trying to get it to stop working as good and it worked great no matter what. I even put water down the air intake lol. It makes zero sense to me.

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Old 11-30-2012, 05:07 PM   #15
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Water chemistry can affect a skimmer too. If you dose stuff your friend doesn't, feed different foods, vitamins, etc it may need an adjustment period just how sometimes a new skimmer needs. I have a skimmer by Red Sea (albeit a different one) and it is very finicky with water chemistry. If I change a filter or reactor media, feed, etc it stops foaming for a period then catches back up. Having stated that, of course all this is predicated on you having checked and made sure it isn't a mechanical issue.
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Old 11-30-2012, 05:12 PM   #16
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The water is the only thing I can come up with because at his house it immediatly started making skimate. I do dose more than him. Could be it... I am tempted to try it in my roomates tank and see what it does...
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Old 11-30-2012, 05:13 PM   #17
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I would just let it run for a few days... Seems like it needs an adjustment period.
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Old 11-30-2012, 05:15 PM   #18
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Wonder if I should turn off the other skimmer.
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Old 11-30-2012, 06:57 PM   #19
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There is another skimmer? If you have 2 skimmers running there just might not be enough stuff in it to pull out, hence why you aren't seeing good results and why it works fine in a bucket if water full of debris from your buddy.
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Yea there is a HOB aquaC Remora that I had until I got this one going but I didnt wanna take it off till I was sure this one was working right....
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