Reef Octopus BH 1000 skimmer


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I got a problem after loadshedding my skimmer needs to be sort of blead like I have to keep the airflow pipe close and put the power on of until its starts to bubble agagin is it right , I have noticed that the breather thingy at the end of the breather pipe is missing can that be the problem,
 

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might be that the pump is not pushing enough waterflow through to be able to suck the airpipe clean of water.

Maybe open up the pump and check it for any possible blockages.
 
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It's normal for these skimmers to do this. .had two and one had instruction manual which said the pipe must be blocked Wen starting up skimmer
 
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