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Old 04-09-2010, 10:18 PM   #1
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RO BH100F protein skimmer malfunction

I have only had my Reef Octopus protein skimmer (BH100F) for 7 months and its acting up. This thing really has been a headache for me most of the time I've had it. It was recently leaking...finally found the source of the leak (gasket on the output) and added some teflon tape that fixed it.

Now, I came home from work today and it wasn't working....when I looked closer, the pump was not pumping water....I thought maybe the siphon broke and tried to restart the siphon (usually accomplished by unplugging, covering the silencer, plugging in)....but the pump barely takes in water when I cover the silencer, when normally it would suck it right in. Do I need a new pump? This stinks!
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Old 04-09-2010, 11:13 PM   #2
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Is there anything clogging the intake or anything in the impeller chamber preventing the impeller/need-wheel from turning?
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I can't see anything from the bottom, though I do have snails in the first chamber of the skimmer. I don't know how to get the pump out....and if I get it out I'm afraid I won't be able to get it back in. Any ideas on how to get it out?
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I would talk to Zer0 about that, he had the same model so he should be able to help you more than I can.
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