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Old 02-14-2013, 11:20 AM   #1
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Protein skimmer troubleshooting.

Hello! My watchman goby thought it would be fun to take a ride to the sump, while I was watching! I saved him, and he is fine. But in the hast to save him, Unplugged everything, took my protein skimmer off. It is a eshopps PSK-75H hang on. This was three days ago and it doesn't seem to be working right. The fan is going, but not strong, the bubbles inside the skimmer are not rising at the top at all. Maybe it's not pulling water, how can I tell. There isn't anything that the very vague paperwork has helped with. Went to the product website and under guides it says "coming soon". It is only a month old. Thank you for any suggestions!
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Once the skimmer has removed the bad stuff from your tank and you turn it off and back on, it will start slowly building up those bubbles all over again. Try putting some Stress Coat or other good additives to your tank to see if the bubbles rise up.
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The Impeller might be running backwards. Sometimes this happens with some pumps.
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Unplug it,let it sit for a minute then plug it back in and pinch the air hose until the water gets to the middle of collection cup then release it. Hope that helps I have the 150 model.
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Unplug it,let it sit for a minute then plug it back in and pinch the air hose until the water gets to the middle of collection cup then release it. Hope that helps I have the 150 model.
Alright, I am trying this first. I hope it works!
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Old 02-14-2013, 01:34 PM   #6
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The Impeller might be running backwards. Sometimes this happens with some pumps.
How do you fix it if that happens?
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I Used to just unplug mine and plug it back in and it would usually correct it after doing it once or twice.
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I Used to just unplug mine and plug it back in and it would usually correct it after doing it once or twice.
Thank you! I will try again!
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Old 02-15-2013, 01:49 PM   #9
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I was going to do my weekly water change, should I wait for my protein skimmer to build back up?
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No. Do your water change, especially since the skimmer is not working properly.
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