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Old 10-15-2013, 01:47 PM   #1
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Skimmer

My skimmer is acting up i have valve open all the way and its holding almost no water in actual skimmer but its foaming out of control and it keeps overflowing any ideas what could be wrong?
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Old 10-16-2013, 12:48 PM   #2
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If its a hob skimmer you can try raising it up by putting a piece of 3/4" pvc under it.
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Old 10-16-2013, 04:45 PM   #3
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You don't use a water conditioner/dechlorinator, do you? Most of them will overactivate a skimmer (Prime does not, so if you use that, you're OK).
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Old 10-17-2013, 06:09 PM   #4
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my skimmer is outside of my tank not hob but just on side it worked fine then one day i turned off all flow while cleaning filter socks and put alkalinty and calcium in sump and sat like that for a couple hrs then after i turned on its messed up any ideas how to fix?
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Old 10-17-2013, 07:13 PM   #5
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Water changes. Why did you put calcium and alkalinity in the sump?
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Old 10-17-2013, 07:35 PM   #6
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trying to spread coaraline algae and put it to go to main tank through pumps, what if i put pump and little sprayer in vinger and tryed cleaning them out?
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Coralline algae will grow fine with good parameters. You don't need to add calcium or anything to the tank.
Why are you cleaning the pumps? Are they dirty? This is not going to help with skimmate production.
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Old 10-20-2013, 11:52 AM   #8
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trying to clean it out to get it working normal again its creating way to many bubbles that its overflowing even with exit valve fully open
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Old 10-20-2013, 09:55 PM   #9
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idk what to do other then to buy a bew akimmer any ideas on which skimmer? i have 110 MT with 30 gallon sump but might switch out sump too
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Old 10-23-2013, 09:53 AM   #10
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Put the skimmer in the sump, not hanging on the DT, and stop microbubbles with a bubble trap. Get something rated for 200 gallons or more. Check out Bubble Magus skimmers. They are pretty efficient for the price.
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