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Old 09-15-2004, 08:43 PM   #1
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Do skimmers stop skimming?

Okay, I have a skimmer that has been working great for a long time, no problem there. All I have ever done is empty the collection cup every third day and tweak the flow here and there. Now it seems that the cup needs to be emptied only once a week. The bubbles are still as always, just not much going over into the cup. Has my tank miraculously 'self adjusted' or is the skimmer going bad. Should I restrict the outflow even more and force the cup to fill, even though it is not really greenish water in there?

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Old 09-15-2004, 08:49 PM   #2
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thiers nothin left to skim mine only goes crazy if i stir up a bunch of crap and then goes back to doin nothin after a little bit

but what the hell do i know

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There could be a decrease is bubble quality from a dirty PH or air stone? chemical additions? or just could be some life form is utilizing the organics before your skimmer has a chance to skim it.
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