TS2 Exterior water depth

Discussion in 'Protein Skimmers, Mechanical Filtration' started by 3dd, 1 Jun 2011.

  1. 3dd

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    Morning

    I have a TS2 skimmer with the exterior water level where the red line is on the picture. Is this water level correct or to high? The diagram that was included with the skimmer had the water level about 10mm higher than what mine is at the moment.

    Thanks for the help guys :)

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    PS. Sorry if this post looks completely wrong, I'm a NOOB at posting on this forum.
     
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  3. zak

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    Hello 3dd,

    I think the diagram refers to the internal water level of the skimmer, which is adjusted by raising or dropping the outlet pipe..
     
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    3dd

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    Thats what I'm starting too think now as well, the thing is in the diagram they draw it so the line goes outside the skimmer so it looks like the water level outside should be there.

    I'm just wondering if it could cause any trouble if the ext water level is that high.
     
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    It will just skim too wet. No harm to the skimmer but pretty pointless to the tank.

    Water level should be at around the bottom to middle of the reeftek label.
     
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    3dd

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    Darn, ok so I can just adjust the skimmer hight (I see egg crates in my future).
    Thanks for the help guys
     
  7. Tremayn

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    @Xereo , he has a TS2 I believe
     
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    you can also use poly to lift the skimmer
     
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    3dd

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    Pardon my ignorance, what is poly?
     
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    External water level is about 220-230mm from base, generally just above the chamber inlet pipe (green line)

    internal water level is that the water just starts to trickle out of the pee hole where the cut fitts on the top of the chamber (Blue line)


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    polystyrene :)
     
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    Yip, I agree with lIghty. External water level must be lower than lowest level of outlet pipe if you push it down. I found my TS2 to skim best when internal water level was 10mm below pee hole.
     
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    My external water level is 10mm below the top end of the outlet pipe. So I do not need those silly donut sponge rings. Got no splashes or bubbles or salt spray resulting from the water exiting the skimmer.
     
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    I'm the same
     
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    I have the water level at the green line.. skims like a beast :)
     
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    Hi,

    The reeftek skimmers are very lekke and well built. We have fitted them on manny medium sized tanks. Yes it's important to not immerge the skimmer to low into the water. What i do is raise it with a piece of glass inside the tank. Remember that the ts range can not be used externally due to the rubber seal of the input. Hope this helps!
     
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    Is it possible for the external water level to influence the skim-mate being produced?
     
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    if u asking me, yes but only if the water level is higher then the normal opperating level in the skimmer.
     

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