How to clean bottom of OCTO protein skimmer

scrapman

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My skimmer is a "classic 150-INT".
The clear plastic bottom part is all sealed.... (not clear anymore)..... impossible to clean. I'm afraid the crud is going to stop the mixture air/water?
Any tips?
Thanks
 

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lmforbis

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I have the same skimmer. Been using it at least 7 years. I don’t ever clean it other than the cup and have seen no issues with its function. I also use the reef octo waste collection container and it fills at a fairly consistent rate.
 

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scrapman

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I have the same skimmer. Been using it at least 7 years. I don’t ever clean it other than the cup and have seen no issues with its function. I also use the reef octo waste collection container and it fills at a fairly consistent rate.

Thanks..... me too 7 years (?).... excellent skimmer..... clean collection cup at least one/week. I noticed a reduction of the air flow independent of the valve red knob position..... that why I dismantled it and cleaned it..... but no way to clean the bottom (see my pic).... that why I asked the question.

Can you show a pic of the bottom of your skimmer?

Thanks
 

lmforbis

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Here is the best one I could get. It isn’t easy to see it around my return drains. Sorry it is on its side I can’t seem to flip it. There is a layer of sediment on the
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