Cone skimmer depth in sump

Discussion in 'Protein Skimmers, Mechanical Filtration' started by leslie hempel, 15 Dec 2010.

  1. leslie hempel

    leslie hempel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    hey guys

    give is the depths that you are running your cones skimmers at in your sumps, i see Skimz recomend 180 - 240mm

    any deeper and the cup keeps overflowing..

    anyone else got any pics or ideas.

    the cones see extreemly sensitive to depth placement.
     
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    Hi Leslie

    Yeah the cone skimmers are very sensitive to what depth they running in. Had to place mine on a raised platform.
    Mine is running in 150mm - 170mm and the gate valve is halfway open.
    I still have to fiddle around with my skimmer on certain days.
    Try to run your skimmer's outlet at about 3/4 of the water surface, the top of the outlet just barely poking through the surface.
     
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    leslie hempel Thread Starter Moderator MASA Contributor

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    thanks for the response i have a friend testing an aqua excel cone and hes having trouble fine tuning it due to height restrcitions under his tank.

    i an looking at an external cone rather than an insump one to create a bit more consistency in the skimming action..
     
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