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Old 05-17-2012, 02:47 PM   #1
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Have a remora that worked beyond expectations until a few days ago. My question is, when I clean the cup should I also clean the whole inside of the unit as well? Could it b my pump needs cleaned in vinegar water solution? I got the MJ 1200 pump with the skimmer.
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Old 05-18-2012, 10:34 AM   #2
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Check the pump and verify its running. If it is then turn it off or you will get wet doing the next step. Remove the collection cup and look inside the unit, there should be a pipe coming from your pump that has a little white screw, remove the screw and use a small pipe cleaner brush to clean the water jet (that's what the screw is there for). If you don't regularly clean it the nozzle will slowly build up with gunk and reduce the effectiveness of the skimmer.
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Old 05-18-2012, 11:23 AM   #3
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Thank You. I did exactly what u suggested and it's working normally again. I'm glad I could find the brush that was supplied. Just couldn't find the maintenance directions. I'm sure I filed it along with all the other loose paper I collect. Really, Thanks!
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No problem I have the same skimmer and had the same problem
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Old 05-19-2012, 02:53 PM   #6
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What is it doing? Skimmers have a break in period that usually takes around a week or two. No you do not need to clean the whole inside but only every 3 months or so is sufficient. The pump will not be dirty after a few days.
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No, this skimmer has been up and running perfectly. After cleaning the injector as suggested previously. It is working perfectly again. I even had the beginnings of a cyano outbreak. Now that the skimmer is working again, the cyano is disappearing.
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