Urgent help needed venturi skimmer very loud /lots of bubbles

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  1. mandrin

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    hi there i got a 37 l nano and last nite the venturi skimmwr started making a very loud noise and lots of bubbles where coming up , the cup got half full i empted it . this morning the noise is still there ...
    i got my tank since july 8 2011 , this is the first time i heard this noise ,,,,i am very worried i dont want my live stock to die ...any suggestions please is my skimmer broken or do i need to adjust it
    thanks
     
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  3. shaunn

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    i think u mite have an air leek
     
  4. shaunn

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    i had a venturi skimmer and this thing was dame loud un till i slienced it with a air valve from one of my pumps then again my was rated for a 1100L
     
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    thanks guys
    where do i check if its got a air leak which part of skimmer do i check thnks
     
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    viper357 Admin MASA Contributor

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    What sort of a noise is it? Like sucking air or is the pump maybe cavitating?
     
  8. mandrin

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    its like well a huming noise there lots of foam on the top
    ps this is my first tank so i am new lol;) u think i should mabe clean it or some thing or adjust the air intake valve ..although i have never done this before
     
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    Just guessing here but if it's not an air sucking noise then maybe the pump or something is loose and is vibrating against something?
     
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    k viper will go home soon and check it thanks man
     
  11. shaunn

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    take a pic when u get hom a pc will tell 1000 words
     
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    hi shaun i took a pic but cant upload it ..all there is in pic is the buubles which are not fine ...but skimmer still makin a very loud noise ......
    pls tel me the the tube at the side of skimmer must it suck in air or must the cap be on the tip thanks
     
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    i think the cap needs to be on the tip
     
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    you can try cleaning the skimmer pump
     
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    hey shaun and tremayan
    the cap is on the top and i did clean the pump up
    but the thing is there is a alot of brown dirty water in cup and the bubbles is lots
    well prioir to this the cup had no dirty water in it ,,,,u think my tank got dirt in it now ..so the skimmer must work hard after like 5 months ............tell you guys skimmer is it loud ..was it loud when it was new or later on thanks
    ps sorry for silly questions guys
     
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    well my venturi skimmer was loud when i attached the 2500L/H pump to it never changed its sound
    it was o loud the u could hear it across the house

    whats so ever pls takea pic so we can see what we are dealing with
    the skimmers are a biggie when u are trying to keep the bad stuff out of ur tank
     
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    Did the skimmer come with the tank? What is the make of the skimmer?. Is it touching the filtration compartment or the side of the aquarium? Is anything (including an animal - snail??) stuck in the pump's intake port?
     
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    it did cum with tank its a 37 litre aquaria tank
    its a venturi skimmer will check later this evening if any thing is touchin it thanks
     
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    Phone Lawrence from Aquaria, the guys that imported the tanks, his phone number is in his sponsor forum, he should be able to help.
     
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    Alan Admin MASA Contributor

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    This doesn't sound right, the cup is there to collect 'dirty water' if its had no water in it till now i would say it wasn't working properly most likely a kinked air line and now its sounds like its started working properly again.
     
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    Hi there
    Firstly apologies for only responding to you question now , I have been on the road for the last week and must of missed your question.
    Firstly is there a silencer on the end of the air tube?
    secondly check that there is no obstructions at the intake of the pump and venturi as this will affect the skimmer.
    If any of the above dose not help please feel free to contact me on my Cell 071 203 2879 or via email and we will happily assist you further or even replace the skimmer.
    Kind Regards

    Lawrence
     
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