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Old 05-17-2010, 04:57 PM   #11
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water enters in at the top and exits the bottom. the yellow is airline tubing and a airstone. any thoughts about this?
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Old 05-17-2010, 10:22 PM   #12
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you could plumb the intake side into the bottom and the exit at the top if you wanted and make it work more like a regular PS. With the water level of the tank higher than the top of the PS it would still flow. But I think it would work but you need some kind of cup or something to catch the skim. give it a shot and let us know. take lots of pics!
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you also need to regulate the water flow so it doesn't just fill the cup which means slowing your DT water flow which I wouldn't advise,maybe you could have a bypass pipe as well so about 30% water flow goes to your DIY skimmer and the rest to your sump so as not to lose any flow rate?
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Old 05-18-2010, 02:13 PM   #14
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you could plumb the intake side into the bottom and the exit at the top if you wanted and make it work more like a regular PS. With the water level of the tank higher than the top of the PS it would still flow. But I think it would work but you need some kind of cup or something to catch the skim. give it a shot and let us know. take lots of pics!
ok so switch the in and out can do. and yeah ive been thinkin about what to catch the skim with. i thought maybe a drain with the holes so the skim will pass through and itll be separate from the water?
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should i maybe have the intake being 3/4th of a inch pipe and the outflow be a 1 inch that way itll flow out easier?
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should i maybe have the intake being 3/4th of a inch pipe and the outflow be a 1 inch that way itll flow out easier?
Maybe, I dont know. I think its something your going to have to experiment with.
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