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    skimmer not skimming

    I have Amiracle hang on skimmer and for almost 3,5 weeks has not been giving me any foam in a cup.I did 80% water change
    3,5weeks ago.cleaned skimmer and pump,changed air stone 2x
    and nothing.It shoud be skimming by now becouse my bioload is on a heavy side.what woud be the problem?
    It's not a hobby,it's an obsession.

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    Senior Member atlantic's Avatar
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    in not familar with that skimmer. can you adjust the cup height?

    i would definilty skim. i have tryed skimming, not skimming, turning it off in the day and on in the night. however since ive been skimming 24/7 my tank has never been better

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    cup can't be adj. i tried turning it off for a day, changed air stone(wood),changing level of water input.position of pump
    etc.
    It's not a hobby,it's an obsession.

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    80% waterchange?? WHY soo much?
    the thing with skimming is, you have you leave everything alone for a few weeks for the break in period. keep your arm out of the tank and leave it alone. you should see it start to skim soon unless you have a faulty skimmer.
    HTH

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    I moved my 25g tank to 35g,thats why I changed so much water,skimmer was ok prior to that
    It's not a hobby,it's an obsession.

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    Senior Member aquamann's Avatar
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    ok well leave it alone for a while and things should level out

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    ok, I was thinking do I have to buy another skimmer AGAIN.(1st seaclone then this,amount of money I spend could off got good skimmer in first place.
    It's not a hobby,it's an obsession.

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    you could try a bigger/stronger air pump...
    Matt.

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    thats always the case with everything. we try to save $ by buying the cheapest we can get away with, only to learn that we really cant get away with it and need to buy the better one anyway.
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    my pump is 3w, should I go even stronger, I was thinking puting in 2 air stones.I even noticed when I feed my fish it stops foaming.just wandering I gave it a good scrub with a brush last time i cleaned it and noticed some scratches in a cylinder woud that screw things up too.
    It's not a hobby,it's an obsession.

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