need help on skimmer(skimz sm 161)

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  1. duanead

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    Hi guys I started cycling my tank today and my skimmer pulled out some brown/yellow stuff into cup and after 2hours or so the skimmer wasn't skimming anymore you can here its on but there is no skimming bubbles etc,what can it be?please help
     
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    Are there no bubbles at all inside the skimmer?
     
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    Are you still getting bubbles?

    Sometimes my skimmer will stop skimming if I add something to the tank fish flakes, and certain additives will cause the bubbles to burst low down in the chamber, it takes a little while for the then to form properly again.....

    When my tank was newer this would happen often.

    Dont know if your having the same problem?
     
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    Hmmm another thing....If your tank is cycling with no bio load it may have skimmed all it could on the setting you have it.....not sure on exactly what is happeing in your tank
     
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