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Old 12-27-2013, 08:37 AM   #11
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In the skimmer column or up by the neck where the skimmate flows over bio the cup? You should have the same amount of bubbles in the column of the skimmer but it may take a few hours to form a nice skimmate in the neck again as the surface tension was broken...
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Over "into" the cup. Not "bio"... Sorry
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Old 12-31-2013, 05:49 PM   #13
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I still can't get my skimmer to produce a significant amount of bubbles. Could something of happened to the skimmer by lowering the water level so low, or does it just take more then an hour to get it going ( I spend about 30-45 mins a day messing with this thing )

I have never ran it dry, I've taken it apart and cleaned the impeller and while I had it apart I did plug it in for 3-5 secs to verify the impeller was turning and everything seemed fine.

I've tried everything you guys have suggested multiple times and nothing seems to work. I'm hoping I don't have to go out and buy a new one : /
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Old 12-31-2013, 06:08 PM   #14
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Can you take a pic of your skimmer on the tank so we can get an idea of the water level it's at? And maybe a pic of the amount of bubbles that it IS producing?
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Old 12-31-2013, 07:02 PM   #15
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Can you take a pic of your skimmer on the tank so we can get an idea of the water level it's at? And maybe a pic of the amount of bubbles that it IS producing?
its hard to see but these are the best i can get with the glare of the lights, I called my buddy at my LFS and he suggested that if cleaning the impeller didn't help that I could soak the skimmer over night in vinegar
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Old 12-31-2013, 07:04 PM   #16
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Where does the water level in the tank go up to on the piping IN the tank itself? When my water level is low that's the amount of bubbles I get... You might just need to fill er up.
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Old 12-31-2013, 10:37 PM   #17
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Where does the water level in the tank go up to on the piping IN the tank itself? When my water level is low that's the amount of bubbles I get... You might just need to fill er up.
its about an inch or two above the discharge pipe into the tank it I think my LFS might of been right about there being a build up of calcium in the pump , I filled it up about a quarter of the way full with vinegar then I let it sit for an hour and then filled up a cup with vinegar and held it over the intake pipe and plugged it in and it was going full boar but I shut it down and I'm going to let it set overnight
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Vinegar worked, skimmer is back in and running like a champ
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Congrats. That's good to hear!
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Old 01-02-2014, 06:49 AM   #20
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Awesome !
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