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Old 12-23-2013, 11:52 PM   #1
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Protein skimmer issues

I have a reef octopus 150 classic edition and whenever I feed my tank my air just quits in my skimmer I don't know how anything gets to it anyways I have enough filtration in front of it where big chunks of food can't get in it I'm so lost I this problem never seen it before. Any other time it skims really well. Any one else ever have this issue
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My skimmer will stop producing bubbles and will run flat from time to time when I feed oily foods.

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Old 12-24-2013, 12:51 AM   #3
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Try rinsing your food off. Oily foods, or even off of your hands, can inhibit a skimmer from working properly.
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Thank you I was checking everything water levels seeing if anything was in my air tube. Ill was the food off with a couple of rinses from the tank water. Never would of guessed that.
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