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tapio
07/28/2017, 12:44 PM
I have had this skimmer running for 8 months. I got it lightly used from a friend. Recently I have noticed that the output that collects in the cup is much less than before. Also comparing it to another friends new SRO-5000 SSS 10 Space Saver, mine skims much less. Of course tanks are different but both are same size and stocking levels, 265 gal. I have recently cleaned it well including the pump and needle wheel. It is generating lots of bubbles though. Is it possible that the pump becomes less efficient over time?

mcgyvr
07/28/2017, 01:37 PM
Did you clean the pumps impeller magnet and the bore it goes into also?

Could just be that there is less organic matter in your water that can/needs to be skimmed out...
Could just need to be adjusted some to raise the level of water in the neck to get some "wetter/more" skimmate..