skimmer outlet and bubbles

Discussion in 'Protein Skimmers, Mechanical Filtration' started by paul bloem, 31 Jul 2012.

  1. paul bloem

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    Hey all

    Just a question. Today while I cleaned my tank I took my skimmer out and cleaned it.
    Now there is a lot of fine bbble comming out off the outlet pipe.
    I have the 250XS Skimmer with a psk 200 pump.
    Does anyone know why this is happening and how to fix this issue, will the buddles give me other issues.

    I know this a newby question but for the life of me, my brain does not want to think tonight.
     
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  3. RiaanP

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    mine neither.... ;)

    You sure you connected everything back properly?

    Or it is maybe the first time that the skimmer can actually breath air in for a long time, that you now notice more fine bubbles in the reaction chamber. Enough to escape via outlet.
     
  4. vatso

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    Sounds like increased flow pushing the bubbles out make sure the pump is clean of rubbish and not leaking between the pump and skimmer
     
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    paul bloem

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    Thanks I will have a look guys
     
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    Had the same issue this week. Its increased flow/decreases air draw as Vatso said. I took mine out last night and cleaned the whole thing. Turned out I had some carbonate buildup in the venturi that restricted some air flow. All good now.
     
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    Had the same problem a few days back.let the Skimmer run.it should come Right after 24 hours.
     

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