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Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by JByrd, Jan 8, 2009.

  1. JByrd


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    This weeks question of the week pertains to skimmers.  All skimmers come with directions on how to operate the skimmer.  In these directions they give a water level in which the skimmer performs best.  For example my new skimmer the Octopus Extreme 200 gives a level of 8"-10" of water.  Why would this level be better than 6" or even 12"  This is the question of the week.
  2. B-Rad

    B-Rad Inactive User

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    To low of a level and the skimmer may not produce enough foam to push to the cup. ( or a very dry skimmate).

    To high a level and the skimmer will produce to much skimmate and the skimmer cup will over flow. ( or produce a very wet skimmate).
    The water level is a product of the skimmer pumps ability to produce a head of foam.
  3. Lee

    Lee Experienced Reefkeeper

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    B-rad said it pretty well. I think the water pressure has to do a lot with it. It really is true though, you want your skimmer to sit in a constant level and at the right level....you will notice the difference.
  4. h2so4hurts

    h2so4hurts Inactive User

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    If you want your venturi to work you need to keep it at the recommended level. I was dumb when I made mine and now I have an air line hooked up to my venturi and added a needle wheel to the pump to make lots of micro bubbles :)

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