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Old 05/26/2020, 07:53 AM   #1
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Protein skimmer making a weird noise

From my previous post - a plastic piece that the airline connects to broke off my skimmer. I glued it back on with several layers of superglue.




I put the skimmer back on and this is the noise

https://youtu.be/xSr6HO-wp64

I took off the plastic air intake piece so itís just the tube (attached photo for clarity) and the sound isnít *** loud and sounds more like water gurgling at the other end of the tube (presumably it entering the pump).




Any idea whatís going on? Iíve had it on ~16 hours and the collection cup isnít getting anything.


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Old 05/26/2020, 09:32 AM   #2
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Sorta sounds like there is no water in there, its just sucking air into a void space.


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Old 05/26/2020, 09:55 AM   #3
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The piece in your hand (in the pic) is for noise reduction. Is the impeller turning/making bubbles in the main chamber? It can days for a new skimmer to break in and start producing skimmate.


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Old 05/26/2020, 12:34 PM   #4
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Protein skimmer making a weird noise

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The piece in your hand (in the pic) is for noise reduction. Is the impeller turning/making bubbles in the main chamber? It can days for a new skimmer to break in and start producing skimmate.

I know the piece is for noise reduction -however, the skimmer is more quiet without it

For some background - Itís not a new skimmer. Iíve been using it for months - but I accidentally broke off the piece the airline attaches to a week ago. I glued it and started running it yesterday and it is now making the weird noise and not producing any skimmate.

It appears to be making bubbles and functioning like usual when I look inside the body - hereís a video

https://youtu.be/66yXgdlnivE


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Based on your video, from the noise I heard, there's a dog stuck in the skimmer. Let him out.

Sorry, don't have any useful feedback at this point. Hopefully, someone more knowledgeable can chime in. Have you tired contacting the manufacturer?


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Old 05/30/2020, 10:02 AM   #6
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Based on your video, from the noise I heard, there's a dog stuck in the skimmer. Let him out.

Sorry, don't have any useful feedback at this point. Hopefully, someone more knowledgeable can chime in. Have you tired contacting the manufacturer?

I tried contacting the manufacturer a couple weeks ago and no reply still. Looks like I have to send another email.

But for now, Iíll have to figure out how to rescue the dog :P


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