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Old 03-08-2008, 01:59 PM   #1
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skimmer never foams

ever since i got my skimmer which was 7 months ago it has never foamed so is that bad or is it not working. i think it an aquaclear brand any thoughts?
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Any adjustments to a venturi type hose? What type skimmer do you have anyway and tell us something about your tank. What's in it? What size?
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the tank is 110gallons
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There should be an adjustment somewhere. Moved to General hardware and equipment discussion.
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Old 03-08-2008, 05:29 PM   #5
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Can you post a pic of it so we can see it?
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Heres My Skimmer Its A Hang On CAN YOU SEE NO FOAM AT ALL
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IS there any air being injected into the skimmer body at all? It doesn't look like it from the pics. Do you have the venturi valve open all the way?
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Well I CanT Really See, The Body Is So Full Of Algae Is That Normal And The Valve Is Open All The Way
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I think it's time to take the skimmer off the tank and clean it. Something has that airline blocked because the skimmer should look white from all the bubbles in it.

Take the skimmer off the tank and clean it out. Do not use soap!!

Clean the pump too! Make sure there is nothing blocking the airline that goes to the pump.
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Use vinegar and water (i usually let it soak for a bit) to clean it and rinse it out really well. well.
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