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cowspot83
01-11-2008, 10:08 PM
Hi,
Today my protein skimmer decided to stop working. It is an AquaC Remora skimmer. I am new to this hobby and have no idea if/how these can be fixed; or if I need to get a new one. I have cleaned out the skimmer and pump- and there are not any visible obstructions. Any input would be great. Thanks!

THEJRC
01-11-2008, 11:27 PM
what's it doing?

cowspot83
01-11-2008, 11:47 PM
An extremely small amount of water is running though it, and nothing is collecting in the protein holder (and it always collects everyday). However, the pump seems to be working ok- I cleaned it out and there doesn't seem to be a problem there. The typical bubble noises stopped, it's now just a quiet humming. It just doesn't make any sense to me that the pump seems to work and yet not enough water comes out of the skimmer?

THEJRC
01-11-2008, 11:57 PM
if you remove the cup, theres a white screw up top of the injection port, unscrew that and use a bottle brush to clean out the tube, it's most likely clogged with something. You should have gotten a brush with the skimmer.

I typically brush mine out once a month or so, keeps it running nicely!

cowspot83
01-12-2008, 12:16 AM
Thanks for the tip- I'll try that!

THEJRC
01-12-2008, 12:21 AM
let me know how it worked!

aquaman2000
01-15-2008, 09:30 PM
Did cleaning the injection port work?