Reeftek TS 3 Water level

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  1. NewbiePta

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    Hi.

    Can anyone tell me what the water depth should be for this skimmer?

    I cant seem to find a manual or something that states it.
     
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    No one?
     
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    Water level is determined by the height setting of the outlet pipe. The external water level does not really matter. Or the depth of the water the skimmer sits in. Just as long as the black outlet pipe is out of the water. If sump level is low you will get a lot of splashes as the water falls down after exiting. That is why they got those donuts sponges, to help limit the splashing down.

    My TS1 and TS2, which works on the same concept, is in really deep sumps. The black pipe on the TS1 is sticking out only 1cm. Not using those donut sponges at all.

    Internally you want the water level to be high enough so that when running, the water level is just inside the neck of the skimmer cup. Then it will run rather dry. Pushing the level up and you will skim wetter.
     
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    On my TS3 I had the external water level sitting about 2 cm's above where the pumps enter the skimmer body. Internal water height I adjusted by using the pipe as Riaan mentioned. Although I had the older TS3 with 2 pumps, I think the newer ones only have one pump? Should be pretty much the same process though.
     
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    Tanks a mil guys!
     
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