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    not skimming

    I have a cpr back pak. My question is its producing bubbles and im getting foam up the neck of the holder. But im not getting and green water or anything. Would it be that my water maynot be producing alot of waste???

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    It is more than possible your tank has insufficient DOC for the skimmer to collect.
    How far into the water does the skimmer cup decend? If too far, the bubbles will burst faster or not form at all. It needs to be only about ½" submerged. Adjust the O-ring until you get to that level.

    Are you using the stock Rio RVT or did you get an MJ upgrade? How long has it been running?

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    what is doc???? I have the skimmer set up for a wet skim i dumped the cup last week it had the good green stuff in it...And nothing more..its been up and running for over 2 months now

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    Quote Originally Posted by brady816 View Post
    what is doc???? I have the skimmer set up for a wet skim i dumped the cup last week it had the good green stuff in it...And nothing more..its been up and running for over 2 months now
    Dissolve organics. Backbacs dont do well wet.

    Don

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    Clean your venturi and adjust the airflow.This link might help.http://www.athiel.com/lib10/bakpak.htm

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    its all clean i did that today. I have white foam at the top of the cup but no water in the cup

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    Give it time mine takes several days to fill.

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    its working great now. i got up and took a look and YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS we have green water

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    hi im new ere ive got a deltec apf600 skimmer its not workin my pump on it works the pump attached to main skimmer body is not working is it poss that i could buy this section if so were from tnx

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    badbwy,
    first off welcome!! glad you found us!!
    have you taken your pump off at the unions and taken the volute off the pump to see itf there is any obstruction in the pump plumbing or in the needle wheel? or is the pump just not turning on?
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    hi skim ive took the aquabee apart checked 4 obstructions no obstru found. The thing just aint working changed the fuse in plug im getting no joy skim thnx

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    how old is the skimmer, is it still under warranty?
    here in u.s. we would contact doug at deltec usa, but scince your u.k. you might want to try getting a replacement pump from germany, mabye they will cut you a deal on a replacement, hopefully, because it sounds like your pump is toast. make sure you keep the needlewheel and the plumbing parts for spares, or you can send them to me...lol
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    Thnx 4 Ya Time Skim

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