help with reef octopus skimmer please

Discussion in 'Protein Skimmers, Mechanical Filtration' started by NADEEM, 15 Dec 2012.

  1. NADEEM

    NADEEM

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    Hi all,please help...I have a reef octopus 160xs skimmer and would like to hear from other people who are using this skimmer. I need to know what depth should the water be where the skimmer stands.also the gate used to adjust water in skimmer,where should the water coming out of the gate go to? To the next chamber or back into same skimmer...my sump is a simple 2 compartment sump, first compartment filter sock and skimmer, second compartment live rock and return pump.

    Thank you guys
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  3. Loki

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    hope this helps:

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    I have this skimmer too.

    My water level comes to about 2/3rds of the way up to the valve outlet. On there I just added a 90 degree elbow to point underwater to get rid of the splashing sounds.

    technically your skimmer can sit in 5cm water only as this will keep the pump submerged. Remember that you can control the water level inside the skimmer with the valve. My level is set to where it says "water level max"

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    dont have it fully submerged,maybe like 12cm-15cm submerged in the sump where the water level remains at a constant level
     
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    Thanks for the reply guys. sorted
     
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    How happy are you with the skimmer and what did you pay for it?
     
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    @Snoek, nadeem no longer has this tank & skimmer... (Sold it earlier this year!)
    As far as i remember, the skimmer worked really well!
    If i can perhaps just make a suggestion... Why dont you have a look at the bubble magus curve range skimmers.
    The are available from jungle aquatics and are priced quite well!
     
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