I have nw had my 125 up and running for about 6 weeks. About 2 weeks ago I moved my fish, and most of the water, over to the 125 from their previous home, a 55. About 3 days ago, my skimmer started going haywire...it stopped "bubbling" and started just shooting water over the top, filling my 4 gallon bucket set up for waste about every 3-4 minutes. The pump is still sucking air into the mix, as the water is full of bubbles as it enters the chamber, but again, mostly water coming over the top. I installed a ball valve on the advice of the LFS
, which has not helped....the water doesn't over flow, but still very few bubbles. The skimmer is set up in the left hand corner of a 40 gallon sump being fed by a 900gph pump, and the air intake valve is working properly as far as I can tell (it will still shut off airflow when turned). The two return pumps are on the right side of the sump. I am sorry, but I do not know the model of the skimmer off hand and it was purchased second hand from a friend, but I can tell you it has a blue base and blue cap =)
Second, any way to clear up the aquarium? The return pumps, a pair of 700 gph
pumps, return very bubbly water giving the tank a cloudy look.
Thanks in advance for your help!