The "whale effect" for the torrent was working. Then I created gem slots and added these gems:
Kinetic: Bladebiter's Strike
Kinetic: Mark of the Divine Anchor
Kinetic: Tidebringer of the Divine Anchor
Kinetic: Torrent of the Divine Anchor

The "whale effect" no longer works, so I removed all the gems (now all empty slots) and the "whale effect" is still gone. Any suggestions? Please help.

Problem fixed: had another item equipped that had the gem and I didn't realize it. Dumb mistake.