Plumbing a skimmer into the overflow

Discussion in 'Protein Skimmers, Mechanical Filtration' started by deadmeat2016, 19 Jul 2011.

  1. deadmeat2016

    deadmeat2016 Wouter

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    Can someone please draw me a diagram or explain how you can plumb a skimmer into the overflow? Planning the plumbing for me 850liter and need some ideas....:blush:
     
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    basically the pipe that would have run into your sump is either all or partially connected to the skimmer , the section where the water is fed into it..

    i would suggest a valve be placed there to reduce bubbles from the overflow as big hiccups of bubbles being dragged into the skimmer upset the skimming action...
     
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    I would use a T fitting to split water from your overflow. use ballvalves on both your overflow and skimmer intake to control flow.
     
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