Skimmer issue-Reef Octo internal

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  1. maj

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    a Week ago my sicce pump impeller broke due to a power surge,i then bought a entire pump as the cost of a replacemnt impeller.

    So i replaced the pump with same sicce pump and connected it to my reef octo 160,the water is pushed up the chamber and very little foam/bublles are being produced.
    I let it run over night in hope it needs to settle and the foaming with become denser,but this did not happen.
    Venturi is connected so the air draw is ther

    not sure what to do?
     
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  3. lIghty

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    Try blocking the air line, allowing the pump to expell all the air within the pump, once it's clear, open the air line again.
     
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    Has the new pump got a skimmer impeller?
     
  5. maj

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    i tried blocking off the venturi pipe,not sure how long,as i did it for about 15 seconds,but no improvmnt:(

    yes it does have the impeller in:p

    will post pics and video of it in action shortly
     
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    it isnt the pinwheel impeller
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    so im thinking it fitted correctly?

    anyone see any issues?
     
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    thats not a skimmer impellar and the reason its not creating the proper bubbles you need the pin wheel impellar
     
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    Yip! As Ziaad Sead! That a normal Impeller, you won't get any bubbles with that! You need a pin wheel Impeller! Sorry!
     
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    yes lol.. Thats the normal impellar so the pump can be used as a return pump
     
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    Serious???damn man,can't I maybe mod that impeller like cut slits in it and do a mesh mod?
     
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    mmmmm... Dunno lol.. I know with the mesh mod they use a pin wheel impellar ...
     
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    you can do a search on RC for it and you should find it as i know i saw it but the issue is that we dont have the proper mesh for it here in SA plus it will have start up issues.
     
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    Will do that,and maybe try to source the pinwheel impeller in the meantime
     
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    give me a call i have a pinwheel impellor for you
     
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