Your 2c could be worth a lot more if that heater goes in the return chamberIf it was me I would put the heater in the 1st chamber, just in case the water level drops too low and the heater is on. you may have a problem.
You had me thinking there, however it wont. If the return pump fails, whatever water is in the sump will stay thereI plan the same with my skimmer returning over the dsb just worried what happens if the return pump fails...then you skimmer feed pump will run dry?
Kanga, dumb question: how will the water flow into the return chamber then?You had me thinking there, however it wont. If the return pump fails, whatever water is in the sump will stay there
You could even make the first pane 5mm lower than the last, thus it will flow back to the skimmer pump
Sims wanted to know whether the skimer pump in chamber one would run dry.Kanga, dumb question: how will the water flow into the return chamber then?
Sims wanted to know whether the skimer pump in chamber one would run dry.
Thing is if pane 1 is 5 mm longer and unless the pump is of for days and your auto top up stops, The level will stay constant between the skimmer chamber and the DSB chamber.
i.e. if there is enough water to will 2 chambers the will even out all the time regardless of how much you pump from one to the other chamber
Hope that explains it
Cool thanks Kanga, I really need to see things like this in action to properly understand it. next question: is there a minimum size for the skimmer chamber.
I want to maximise my space for the dsb
I think Gali is much more of a DSB expert than what he claims. I agree 1 cm is way to little, have 10 cm to 20 cm flowing over itShew that might be way too shallow. I'm no expert here but I think you will nee a bit more depth on top of your DSB. Maybe wait for a guru to reply.
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