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Old 12-17-2013, 01:24 PM   #1
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It was only a matter of time...

...until I got the panicked phone call from my wife: "The skimmer has turned into a volcano!!"

Apex, here I come
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Old 12-17-2013, 03:14 PM   #2
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Curious why you think a controller would help in this instance....Did it actually overflow the sump?
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Old 12-17-2013, 03:16 PM   #3
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It's a HOB skimmer. I'm going to put a micro float valve in the collection cup (or more likely, in the overflow bucket), and connect it to an Apex breakout panel that will kill power to the skimmer when it's tripped.
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Ahh I see, very creative.. that will work if you can manage that setup.

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Old 12-17-2013, 04:29 PM   #5
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I've seen it done on other tanks. With 5 gallons of skimmate, it'll be emptied...she won't put up with that smell for long
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