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Old 01/07/2008, 07:12 PM   #1
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Skimmer Problems

My CSS125 skimmer that I have had for 4 months stopped producing all bubbles. It literally looks like a lift station, as all it does is lift water into the neck of the skimmer, with no bubbles whatsoever.

Has anyone ever experienced this, or know what this is from??


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Old 01/07/2008, 07:21 PM   #2
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http://aquariacanada.com/forums/showthread.php?t=10960


salt and or calcium has built up in the venturi...you can siphon or spray in some vinegar which may clear it enough.

I think they talk about more detail in the above link.


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Old 01/07/2008, 07:52 PM   #3
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you are correct...I just cleaned it out...and I have bubbles again...Thanks


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Old 01/07/2008, 08:42 PM   #4
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Glad I could help.

In my old homemade white PVC monster skimmer, I would have to place a cup of warmed up to just where it was a tad too hot to touch out of the microwave, RO water and let the air feed tubing suck it into the input and through the venturi to keep good air bubble flow once a month. Different setup completely I bet but you get the idea.


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Old 01/07/2008, 09:23 PM   #5
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I do....thanks again!


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Old 01/07/2008, 10:11 PM   #6
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happened to me I actually discovered that a restricted flow improved my skimming


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