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    No Air getting to Skimmer? Help!

    Not sure why, but my skimmer (Berlin HO) has stopped airflow, it just has water running through. Checked for blockage, nothing, cleaned it out.. still nothing... Any ideas???

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    do you have a picture of it?

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    The thin straight thing is the air inlet tube...

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    is it an HOB? i would say inlet tube might be wet or clogged, but if u say its not, maybe its not strong enough to draw air in?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ricepicker
    is it an HOB? i would say inlet tube might be wet or clogged, but if u say its not, maybe its not strong enough to draw air in?
    Well it worked from about March until now.. then stopped.. hmm...
    Hope it starts up because I really don't want to buy another one! Might even sell my whole setup... not sure.. debating.

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    salt creep inside the venturi or something .it has to be clogged. try inserting the tube in a glass of RO water. it should suck the water thru and clean the salt unless its clogged with something else.

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    Blow into the air supply line to make sure it's clear of any blockages. If there NO blockage perhaps the air supply line is too long. Are you using a Berlin pinwheel water pump? If so check the flow / air setting on that pump.
    Rob

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    I had my fiance blow into the air supply tube (haha, like I would put my mouth on that thing!)... and air went through. I will try soaking the whole thing in the tub tonight.. might work.
    Thanks for the advice all.. and if you have any more, please let me know!

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    CLR it! availiable at ur local

    walmart, k-mart, zellers, home hardware, home depo, ronas... etc.

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    DO NOT USE CLR!
    There are chemicals in it that will absorb into the plastic and release into your tank. Use hot water and vinegar.

    Another stupid comment from Ricepicker!

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