Skimmer advice

Discussion in 'General Discussions and Advice' started by mala1610, 20 Jun 2013.

  1. mala1610

    mala1610

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    Hi guys, the water that has been skimmed should i extend the the pipe and make the outlet in my centre compartment. As my thinking the water will just get skimmed again?

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    thats not an issue, leave it as is...
    water needs to be reskimmed if you look at how skimming works
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    should not be a problem.
    If you do move he outlet to second chamber, just make sure that you do not make the outlet higher than it used to be, unless you can put the skimmer on a stand.

    also keep in mind that when the return pump is off, the skimmer can drain the first chamber into second into the third. Depending on the last chamber and how much extra water it can hold, it could drain the first chamber, (that is if last chamber is bigger than the first). Or you will get reverse flow from second back into the first. Normally that should not be a problem.
     
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