|flguy74 ||09-05-2012 09:14 PM |
help with protein skimmer
I just bought a Marine Land Sea clone 100for my 55 gallon aquarium. It was working fine but a few hours later the water flow stopped flowing, I see the water in the J tube but it just stays there. I uninstalled and reinstalled it but no luck.. Any suggestions ? Is this a defect? Or am i Missing something? Any suggestion would be greatly appreciated
|Reefing Madness ||09-05-2012 10:11 PM |
Your pump failed? Take the pump off the unit, stick it in water and plug it in, does it blow out water?
|flguy74 ||09-05-2012 10:23 PM |
yes it does
|flguy74 ||09-05-2012 10:24 PM |
it doesnt seem to be pushing water up the j ,,,
|Reefing Madness ||09-05-2012 11:02 PM |
Have you taken apart the pump? Anything stuck on the impellar? How far into the tank is the pump? Should be right along the surface.
|flguy74 ||09-06-2012 07:49 PM |
Thank you everyone, I ended up returning it and bought a Corallife 65G super skimmer.. So far seems great but The cup is overflowing so I installed the drain tube. My question now is where do I drain it into? I have going into the bubble diffuser now.
|Tazman ||09-06-2012 07:56 PM |
You can use a plastic container to drain the waste into, something with a hole big enough to collect a fair amount of junk coming from the skimmer and not likely to overflow.
Skimmer being new is likely breaking in and will settle in a few days.
|flguy74 ||09-06-2012 08:03 PM |
thanks! its a alot of water now, with bubbles as soon as I plus it up it starts to fill up fast! Ill wait a few days and see if it all settles down..
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