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Old 10-16-2003, 11:56 PM   #11
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Thanks Omar, I pulled the "plug" and let more air in making bubbles of course. It is REALLY NOISY so at night I put the plug back in. If you can give a little more details on that adding 1" of something that would be great. Thanks to all of you who replied to my post.
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Old 10-17-2003, 12:43 AM   #12
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he means you just put a 1" airstone where the venturi should be shooting in bubbles instead of the pump making bubbles in the reaction chamber
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Old 10-17-2003, 10:14 PM   #13
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oooh, THANKS! I will try that.
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Old 11-13-2003, 09:33 AM   #14
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he means you just put a 1" airstone where the venturi should be shooting in bubbles instead of the pump making bubbles in the reaction chamber
Please explain this to a real newbe Me
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Old 11-13-2003, 01:17 PM   #15
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I would imagine this rightfully earns its poor reputation considering it is relatively useless out of the box from the company
The problem with skilter filters is the same problem with most filters in general - poor engineering and slick marketing. There's no reason you couldn't build a skilter with good operational efficiency. The problem is, nobody does this.

Any really good skimmer with a gravity fed box filter attached to the outflow would make a good skilter. Considering that most filter makers are more concerned with selling those worthless disposable filter replacements vs making a decent filter makes this next to impossible from a marketing standpoint.

*All* venturi based skimmers in my experience are inadequate. A 2litre Coke bottle with the bottom cut off with an air stone shoved inside is a better skimmer than 95% of the skimmers on the market.
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