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Old 07-10-2012, 10:42 PM   #1
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RedSeaMAX owners! Your help is needed!

Hi guys! Anyone know how to get my skimmer skimming in my rsm? Tank has been up for 2+ months and it is pretty stocked with fish and coral. It was doig an OK job, then i emptied the cup a couple weeks ago and hasnt been skimming so great! I checked today and didnt have any skim...i loosened the air valve but idk. Not much is happening!

My trates are good if anyone was wondering. 0-5 last time i checked. Is that why i have no skim?

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Have you cleaned the inner part of the cup for any blockage or crud on the walls
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Have you cleaned the inner part of the cup for any blockage or crud on the walls
Hey thanks fpr your help! Do you have a RSM?

Uhmm..like the neck? I will check. I havent though..would it build up in 2+ months?
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I dont have one (envy those that do lol) but I do have skimmer issues and its usually either the air line or the neck/cone
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I dont have one (envy those that do lol) but I do have skimmer issues and its usually either the air line or the neck/cone
Hmm..just checked. No go;/ i loosened the airline all the way!!
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Are you getting bubbles in the neck atleast?
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Yes! I am..hmm..
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Old 07-10-2012, 11:19 PM   #8
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I've had times when my skimmer seemed to not be able to produce "sticky" skimmate to rise up with but that usually only lasted a day maybe 2 and I contribute that to clean water from just doing WCs.. does your skimmer seem to be working fine other then the fact it won't rise high enough?
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I've had times when my skimmer seemed to not be able to produce "sticky" skimmate to rise up with but that usually only lasted a day maybe 2 and I contribute that to clean water from just doing WCs.. does your skimmer seem to be working fine other then the fact it won't rise high enough?
I dont really know how i would know if it is working fine..i mean..it is making noise! Haha. But i think it is! I am really worried that a tube or somthing was unplugged way down there and ill have to take the whole thing out!!
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See this is where you need someone that's had a red sea max then lol I'm guessing your skimmer isn't quite the same as everyone elses hobs or in Sumps ?
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