my skimmer is not workin on my 90 litre nano tank????

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  1. webber

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    my skimmer has not been working since ive had my tank i have a 90 litre nano tank any answers to this
     
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    When you say it isn't working, what isn't it doing? what skimmer is it? and do you know how to adjust the air and water levels?
     
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    no water is in there at all umm i havent got that accesorie i spoke to the man about it becuase wehen i bought it it didnt come in the box so he said he will sort 1 out fr me but he said u cn stuff the outlet with the filter sponge and it will work bt done that and not working. it just the standard one that comes with the nano built in skimmer
     
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    Need a pic mate, sounds like the bloke you got it from is talking rubbish.
     
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    leslie hempel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    more info please what skimmer is it? please post a pic and perhaps we can suggest somthing that can be done DIY style untill the part arrives...
     
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    Hope That Helps
     
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    Hi Webber - the basic working of a skimmer is like this:
    - water is pumped into the skimmer body, and at the same time air is either sucked in (by the same pump pumping the water into the skimmer body), OR by a seperate pump...
    - the air then mixes with the water, to create millions upon millions of tiny tiny tiny bubbles...
    - these bubbles then flows upwards, towards the top - as the bubbles flow upwards, they grow bigger and bigger, collecting protein's and other crap out of the water.
    - the "crap" then accumulates in the top/skimmer cup...

    Now - you must try and find out whether your pump is not working correctly, that's connected to the skimmer.
    OR, IF the pump is indeed working, the air-pipe might be clogged up - try and blow a breath through the pipe where the air is sucked through - see if you see the bubbles coming out inside of the skimmer body.....
    There should be bubbles at least - in your pic, I do not see any bubbles....
    IF we can get the bubbles to work correctly, then we can look at sorting the water levels....

    Good luck.
     
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    To me it also seems like it's not foaming?! Do as Jacques says and see if the air line isn't clogged.
     
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    No bubbles no skimmage ;)
     
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