View Full Version : skimmer help!!! no micro bubbles

09-15-2017, 04:01 AM
Hi everyone, so this week i took my tank apart for a full rebuild when i was doing a clean (the tank was filled with water and bleach) i ran all my gear, my skimmer was running fine. Today i started putting everything back in running condition and when i plugged in the skimmer it's not producing micro bubbles. So it's a SWC 160 and the motor is running and there is nothing blocking the impeller, so the air tube is not blocked. Any ideas???

09-15-2017, 04:29 AM
New, or newly cleaned skimmers always take several days to settle in. Even more so if there's no nutrients or waste in the water for it to pull out.

In the future, I would recommend vinegar and not bleach on a skimmer.

09-15-2017, 04:51 AM
thanks, i feel like i keep making mistakes in this hobby.... ahhh

09-15-2017, 05:46 AM
There are still bubbles in the body, but not going up the neck? Or are there no bubbles at all?

09-15-2017, 05:53 AM
There are bubbles but not micro bubbles

09-16-2017, 11:36 PM
Air intake is probably plugged or the hose came of the air intake.

09-17-2017, 04:34 AM
Is it... freshwater?

09-18-2017, 12:44 AM
I took it apart and for what ever reason it's working again, no clue why but it is