Skimmer pump depth

Discussion in 'Protein Skimmers, Mechanical Filtration' started by deadmeat2016, 19 Apr 2013.

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    What effect does depth have on a skimmer pump's air intake??

    Would it draw more air if its shallower as opposed to deeper?

    Im thinking along the lines of a meter long snorkel, it takes alot more suction to pull in air the deeper the snorkel goes, correct?
     
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    Agreed, but what about the back/head pressure on the pump in the skimmer if it were really shallow...? Would that not reduce the water flow rate, and thus also reduce the air suction...
     
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    Thats what I was thinking, do you have to find a balance or is one more significant than the other?
     
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