skimmer help

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  1. Nemo84

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    Hey MASA
    I bought a 2nd hand boyu skimmer but it's not making bubbles . When I started it it was just pumping through , then on Tuesday I was busy moving live rock in my sump then I bumped the skimmer the it started working fine .
    Now today I switched the pump to do some maintenance on my tank then when I switched it on again the skimmer is not making bubbles . I do want to upgrade the skimmer but at the end of the month I just bought lr and other odds and ends for my tank so my budget is low this month.
    Is there anything I can do in the meantime to get the skimmer to work ?
     
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    IMO boyu skimmers are useless. Rather invest in a proper one when you have the cash.
     
  4. Nemo84

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    Is there anything I can do to get the skimmer to work for a week or two ?
     
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    Is the pump working?
    Try blowing into the air intake,some skimmers can get confused sometime and need priming
     
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    No Bubbles.... No Air getting to the suction of the pump. Check the Air Tubing and Nipple on the Pump Suction to see if its not Clogged.
     
  8. Bristlebasher

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    Having bumped it got it working so maybe look for a loose connection where the air line connects to the skimmer pump.
     
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