Skimmer issues ... 911 call

Discussion in 'Protein Skimmers, Mechanical Filtration' started by ZeroCool, 19 Apr 2012.

  1. ZeroCool

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    Hi guys ... this week i had a terrible week with my skimmer, lol ...

    I have a Orca 135 Internal Skimmer

    It started to have issues while taking in water ... like a clack sound ... got it sorted.

    Now went home, it stop making bubbles and it intake isnt very strong ...

    mmm, what can i do, replace it ?

    this is a 911 call .... HELP ..
     
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  3. chikaboo

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    firstly c if u can open up the pump & check the impellor - maybe the shaft broke
     
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    i checked it now ... all where it should be and all in 1 piece ...
     
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    I don't know the skimmer - is it air driven or venturi?

    If air driven, the wooden diffuser may be old / completely waterlogged and all you need to do, is replace. The vibrator pump may not be functioning correctly - diaphragm is most likely torn.

    If venturi driven, the free end of the venturi pipe may be in the water - so it is drawing in water and not air. This pipe may also have come loose from the venturi nipple. Pump impeller or shaft may be broken.
     
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    thanks for the info ... dont know if it is driven or venturi ... will take it to dorry pets after work ...
     
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