skimmer problem

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  1. Alias

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    Hey,

    So I got water into my sump and tested my skimmer. At first it didn't turn on at all but after I gave it a love tap it started spinning. Problem is, its pumping water straight out the cup. It actually lifted the lid off. I opened the air inlet full and it doesn't seem to help. When I empty it and start again it starts off working then does the same as before. Ill try get a pic up soon. Any idea's? Its a brand new boyu wg-308.
     
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  3. Tremayn

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    Did you mix the salt in or is it just Ro water? Try adjusting the gate valve and raising the skimmer
     
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    A pic would help a lot. Could be numerous problems will wait for the pic.
     
  5. Alias

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    Raised it almost clean out the water, looks and sounds a lot better. should the outside chamber have water in it? as you can see mines almost at water leave to get it to work right.


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    did the skimmer come with a booklet? It should tell you where the water level should be
     
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    does come with a booklet but has no depth specs. just says insert into water and adjust the air intake.
     
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    cant find much on the web about installations of this particular skimmer. if i knew how it was meant to run then i would feel better adjusting it, right now im just going by gut feel
     
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    problem solved, got a better skimmer.
     
  10. JsPLAYn

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    1st of all, ur skimmer cup is pushed all the way down, it suppose to jus be pushed in slightly at the top lol, but glad u have a better 1 coz that 1 skimmz shit lol
     
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    Did you take the old one back, or just bought a new one?
     
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    Took it back hey, so glad i did. This new one is also a BOYU but its running like a champ atm.
     
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