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Old 11-16-2005, 09:36 PM   #11
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venturis use the velosity of the water to suck in air.. in other words there not designed for an airpump.. the hose just needs to be up above the water level so it can suck air..
and YOU DOG! $37.00 is a steal for a sump like this! :P
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Thanks Greenmaji,
Yeah i was lucky. it had a crack on the top right hand corner only 1 inch long they were going to toss it and right it off i was in the right place at the right time.
I fixed it with acrylic cement. you cant even tell it was cracked.
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ace I do not know how much you will collect from your skimmer but FWIW I have my drain line from the skimmer plumbed into the sewage so I never have to empty it out. Comes in handy because sometimes I skim wet for a while to dump 30 gallons or so from the tank. (AquaC EV1000) I also have a wet/dry filter and my nitrates stay at .5 I hope to zero that soon when my refugium is up and running.
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Old 11-17-2005, 02:29 PM   #14
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Lando, What pump do you use for the skimmer and what pump do you use to return the water back to your tank?
I use a Mag 7 as a return pump and whatever came with the sump for the skimmer, I think its a Rio of some type.
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ace I do not know how much you will collect from your skimmer but FWIW I have my drain line from the skimmer plumbed into the sewage so I never have to empty it out.
thats a good idea, Brenden!

Lando, Mag 7 huh? i'll have to check that out.
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Brenden.. Ive seen that you have your drain line plumed to the sewer system in your system.. Im guessing you have never had your skimmer go "nuts"...
I dont want to worry anyone including you..
I've read of people putting reverse switching devises in there drain container to kill the power to the skimmer pump to insure not having problems but of course these people might just be overly cautious..
does anyone have thoughts on this?
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I have never had my skimmer go "nuts" I have messed with it and got it to skim really wet a few times on purpose. Even then I would rather that water go out of the house than fill up a catch bottle and spill on the floor. Even if it did go "nuts" I can loose about 50 gallons before anything would happen. If it did happen it would just cause some bubbles to be pumped into the main by my return pump.
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