hide. You need to regularly watch the skimmer and respond to what it does. I have good and bad news for you all, good news first: We got it working, I finally got it to work. Grab a bargain! Ok,I can immediately see the problem from the pictures. The Fluval Aquarium Surface Skimmer draws water from the surface of the aquarium eliminating undesirable surface films. I currently have 123 litre fluval flex tank with a ps1 protein skimmer. I'm not familiar with the fluval filters but that could be the issue of not pumping if the motor is still turning. Unfortunately this is a poor protein skimmer, from what could be considered a very reputable brand. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account. ... Fluval sea evo 52 litre full set up with fluval ps2 protein skimmer, fluval heater and circulation pump. New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast. Has anyone here used one? RE: Why isn't my Fluval U2 filter not working? It arrived today, has been installed and my canister is working beautifully! This skimmer is built for nano aquariums. I used the inTank baskets in both chambers instead of the PS2 skimmer, which is junk. i've read that sometimes the impeller gets stuck and needs some help to get it started. Member. Keeping your Skimmer Working Using a protein skimmer is like tending a fire. The internal skimmer “Fluval Sea Protein Skimmer” scores with its special construction that prevents air bubbles from escaping. I have a 404 also and it's great! Just word of advice, the Fluval aquastop valves are prone to leaking when you push on the flat paddle or white thin handle beyond what they are intended to go. I’m new to the hobby. The first thing you do is attach the white ceramic impeller shaft to the housing (insert in the tiny hole inside the housing). Fluval canister not working. Thread starter Nancyhl Start date Nov 4, 2014; Nov 4, 2014. After tweaking with the air flow rate (after receiving a replacement air valve from Fluval warranty) and a break in period, I did manage to get *some* skimming happen for about 2 weeks. Maintain your skimmer’s performance by doing the following: Keep a constant water level through an Auto Top Off; Clean the skimmer cup and neck at least twice a week (preferably, daily). No. Thanks. There has been a small repair which does not... preloved.co.uk . Since the Fluval Surface Skimmer doesn't contain metal parts, marine aquariums in particular that do not employ a surface overflow will substantially benefit from the implementation of the Fluval surface skimmer. any ideas what's could be causing this? The Fluval SEA PS1 Protein Skimmer is guaranteed against defects in material or workmanship under normal aquarium usage and service for 2 years. 50% Upvoted. My Fluval 404 canister stopped working. The added skimmer pulls significant amounts of scum daily. Spacesaving design and ultra silent operation is a smart alternative to larger skimmers, as it delivers the same organic removal capacity as bigger models. × Glad to hear your filter is OK, Best of luck. You can post now and register later. is that true? Unplug the filter and plug another electrical appliance into the electrical outlet. Fluval Sea PS1 Marine Aquarium Fish Tank Protein Skimmer. About a week ago I got a Fluval Sea PS2 Mini Protein Skimmer.   Pasted as rich text. I was actually looking into upgrading the return pump. I watched the video matsungit kindly posted for me and I saw the problem I had too much loop on my hose, so I fixed that and I was able to get it to work. I have a Fluval C4 filter, and it often will not come back on after I unplug it to feed my fish.You have to detach the impeller casing from the filter, mine just twists and pulls out, not sure how yours is, and just plug it in while it's not attached (do this over a bucket, as water WILL come out), it … while i did my water change for my fish tank today, i unplugged my fluval u2 filter. For a better experience, please enable JavaScript in your browser before proceeding. HI Nancy, there's a few things you can do, open the canister up like you did in the photos and plug it in for a second or two and see if the impeller is spinning, if not, remove the impeller, firmly grip the magnetic body of the impeller and spin the star paddles, if the paddles spin, then your impeller is bad, it should lock up so when the motor is on and the body is propelled be magnetic force, both the body and blade propeller spin. £40 . Since the Fluval Surface Skimmer doesn't contain metal parts, marine aquariums in particular that do not employ a surface overflow will substantially benefit from the implementation of the Fluval surface skimmer. I have a 13.5 and change my water 20% a week. Of course, there are higher quality, quite more efficient skimmers. share. Thread starter #1 Nancyhl Active Member. Stop the pump and remove the film with a small container or a net. Keep Skimming! I tipped the canister to force out air. I literally have not seen one positive review for it. Here is what I've done so far: Filter area is stock (pump, media foam, carbon/biomax) Added the Fluval PS1 protein skimmer (seems to be working fine, clean cup once a week) Fluval heater (its rarely ever on) Hydor Circulation Pump (not a … If air is entering the system , stop all other devices that may be On different note i've been seeing the larger Fluvals for 50% off at petsmart recently. I tried filling the canister first all the way full and then half way full. Clear editor. I opened mine up to clean it and didn't quite put it back together right, which gave me the results you have described. Fish Lore's aquarium forum - aquarium hobbyists helping hobbyists since 2005! How does the impeller look? I'm selling my mini fluval protein skimmer for marine fish I've had itnfor around 1 months and used for 3 of them weeks Selling for 40. I’m new to the hobby. report. A protein skimmer is designed for use in marine aquariums only. With its fastening clip for mounting on the rear wall … Thanks so much for your help everyone, I would have never guessed what the problem with my fluval was. Test the circuit the filter is plugged into to make sure it is active, because circuits with aquariums are easy to overload. The protein skimmer features an easy-to-maintain, modular design that allows full and easy access for cleaning. This model's new pinwheel impellers improve its performance by up to 100%, and work quickly to make your fish’s environment sparkle. Also, this aquarium is the souped-up version of the Fluval Profile 1000 in that it comes with the Deltec sump unit with an integrated Deltec skimmer which makes this a very rare find! Just don't know if it'll fit. So I've had my Fluval 32.5 Flex Saltwater tank for six months now. Howdy, so here is the skimmer after a few days. Then apply a filter media with a good organic scavenging resin and high grade carbon, such as Fluval Total Clear. 3 days ago. You can try spinning the impeller around while it's in the hole and if you can spin around with your finger it may not be grinding. That stinks, the impeller looks to be in fine condition. Once installed, the skimmer immediately began removing protein particles. The Fluval Aquarium Surface Skimmer draws water from the surface of the aquarium eliminating undesirable surface films. save. Umut0z, June 5, 2020 in All-In-One Tanks. I know it is old, but I really liked it and am wondering if it would be possible to fix it or is it done? Messages 75. Since the Fluval Surface Skimmer doesn't contain metal parts, marine aquariums in particular that do not employ a surface overflow will substantially benefit from the implementation of the Fluval surface skimmer. Its been 1 1/2 week and my skimmer isnt foaming at all and its creating alot of … The last photo concerns me, I've never seen the blade propeller piece come off like that. I currently have 123 litre fluval flex tank with a ps1 protein skimmer. I installed the canister and it was still leaking, so I went ahead and ordered the gasket. Its been 1 1/2 week and my skimmer isnt foaming at all and its creating alot of micro bubbles in the tank. Then you slide the impeller (magnet side first) on to the shaft. If the electrical outlet works but the filter does not, chances are … Since the Fluval Surface Skimmer doesn't contain metal parts, marine aquariums in particular that do not employ a surface overflow will substantially benefit from the implementation of the Fluval surface skimmer.   Your link has been automatically embedded. Fluval mini protein skimmer. Your impeller and ceramic shaft are clearly broken. The Fluval Surface Skimmer is incredibly versatile and fits all canister filters with a 0.5" diameter hose. Finding the Fluval Surface Skimmer was a real boon. By Display as a link instead, × This Site Might Help You. But then the motor completely stopped working. The fluval skimmer works well. Mine has been in use for several months and it pulls. so I replace the shaft and impeller and my canister still doing the same thing. × 30+ days ago. Hi guys. There has been a small repair which does not... preloved.co.uk . Even a single grain of crud can bring the impeller to a grinding stop. Setting up the Fluval surface skimmer with the Aquaclear 50. Still not sucking the water in! Paste as plain text instead, × We also recommend installing a Fluval surface skimmer … Includes box but is worn. After modifying a Penn Plax Cascade Hang-on Aquarium Filter, it was possible to attach the skimmer to the input tube of the filter using the flexible hose included with the skimmer. JavaScript is disabled. Good to hear its running. The Tunze 9004 Doc Nano Protein Skimmer is one of the most talked-about skimmers on the market and is rated for tanks from 10 to 65 gallons. Ideally the impeller fan and magnet should not easily separate. After that install the cover making sure that the shaft is aligned with the hole on the cover. As mentioned above, the Fluval FX5 is extremely effective at drawing suspended bubbles form as much as 4 feet away. I was looking at the IM Mighty Jet DC Desktop pump for it. The impeller shaft is not installed correctly (wrong side). I think the water your seeing is just residual, take some paper napkins, dry it, turn on and see. One has never been a problem but the second is a bear to prime and I dread filter cleaning time with that filter. Capable of working in tanks of up to 210 gallons, the Coral Vue Technology Octopus (around $240) is an effective choice. The Fluval Aquarium Surface Skimmer draws water from the surface of the aquarium eliminating undesirable surface films. Condition is "used" in good working order. What happens is that you end up putting pressure on the internal valve which causes the valve to flex and loose shape just enough to let a few drops of water sneak past the side seals. Report. Hi guys. A normal impeller should kind of snap to defined positions as you spin...just like when you rub magnets together and then suddenly they get stuck together. 5 comments. The Fluval PS1 offers the same great protein-skimming performance of larger alternative brands, but with a space-saving, ultra-silent design that keeps the attention on your reef. Sold as seen, will accept reasonable offers! Don't forget the ceramic shaft. I bought two of the Fluval 305 canisters about 3 years ago. If you’re looking for an extremely high-quality nano skimmer that can accommodate a variety of small tanks without any problems, the Tunze 9004 is a … Upload or insert images from URL. I tried priming slow and priming fast. Thanks so much to all of you who helped me with my canister. I will have to keep that one in the memory bank if its not full already HAHA. Blackpool, Lancashire. I know it is old, but I really liked it and am wondering if it would be possible to fix it or is it done? Fish tank, tropical or marine. There are two knobs on it and no matter how I try to tune it, the collection cup overflows in seconds.   Your previous content has been restored. KEY FEATURES Designed for saltwater aquariums between 5 and 20 US Gal (20 and 80 L) Glad you got it working! Compact yet powerful, the PS2 Protein Skimmer helps remove dissolved organic compounds and other harmful substances from your nano aquarium before they have a chance to break down into dangerous waste. Though there are better alternatives for a skimmer of this size. Prime the filter. If the intake or outtake hose have any loops then the pump may not start. Used & working, just removed from the tank. I can never get it going after cleaning it. When I turn it on it does make that same noise, but when I pump it it doesn't seem to be sucking in too much water it feels rather easy like if is not pumping much, and when I pump it the water level from the intake. Make sure to shorten the length of the hoses where the intake hose is below the water and the outtake hose is just above the water. Any tips or suggestions? It has a unique adjustable air impeller and it is very easy to set the skimming intensity. The Fluval Surface Skimmer is a top of the line water cleaner that draws water from the surface and helps to eliminate unsightly and undesirable film and organic waste that accumulates in the water, a film that can negatively impact the level of light penetration in the tank as well as gas exchange. Not sure if you've done it but run a q-tip around in the hole where the impeller sits. The Fluval Aquarium Surface Skimmer draws water from the surface of the aquarium eliminating undesirable surface films. The retail price of the Deltec unit with skimmer alone was around £500 and the complete setup was close to £1.5K, so grab yourself a bargain. My Fluval 404 canister stopped working.   You cannot paste images directly. Is there anything i could do? Great price! Almost bought one but couldn't justify it. Report. This has been a learning curve. This thread is archived. but when i plugged it back in the filter didn't start up. Is it really done? Fluval Sea Protein Skimmer. Another thing, if you feel the canister and it feels hot there is still a change that impeller is grinding. skimmer is creating an air source that the power of the Fluval FX5 is drawing into the system Remove the cause of air insertion into the aquarium. PRODUCT(S):FLUVAL (A-240) & AQUACLEAR (A-1006) SURFACE SKIMMER Description: Components 1) Skimming Cup (including neck): This is the surface water entry point.Cup grill prevents debris from clogging the Surface Skimmer. One thing I've learned is to take the "o" ring off and grease it up with a little Vaseline every time I open it up to clean it, all it takes is one little pinch and it's all over. Which was today. It brought the price down to a mere $100. Condition is "used" in good working order. 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