Big Skimmer Puzzel

Discussion in 'Protein Skimmers, Mechanical Filtration' started by PeterAmos, 19 Apr 2016.

  1. PeterAmos

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    Hi Guys, I bought this skimmer and would like to know if anyone can tell me what the one valve is for. There are four pumps (for air) one inlet at the side nearer the top, the main outlet with a red valve and then a smaller valve that picks up or delivers water/?? from inside the bottom of the body, through a clear tube that is hard up against the bottom with a few hols in?? Hope someone can tell me if its an inlet or outlet??
    You can just see it bottom right of the picture.
    Any idea how much water this thing is rated for. thanks all

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    leslie hempel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    The valve is to regulate the water level within the skimmer body to set the skimmer "wet" or "dry"

    There's a piece missing above valve Google reef octo dnw250 for better insight
     
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    The small pipe you reffering yo is a drain pipe
     
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    @leslie hempel not so sure about dnw250 this skimmer looks much bigger?
     
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    awesome I will look now
     
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    mmm my unit is way bigger, 85cm tall 45cm diameter with x4 3000l pin wheel pumps. Ive no idea what its rated for. Any ideas?? mmm need to check, could be 4 5000l pin wheel pumps.
     
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    any idea what its worth??
     
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    Cool skimmer! Reef Octo FDNW 400 recirculating. Rated 4000 to 5000 liter.
     
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    Awesome, found it. Thanks guys
     
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