Originally Posted by daney90
On the second picture. The skimmate you see is not really a skimmate its just water due to manually topping off the sump and it overflowed lol
Sorry I haven't responded in a bit.
The issue you're experiencing is due to a couple factors. 1) It seems you've tightened your gate vale a bit too much and are getting very watery skimmate. 2) It also seems the level in your sump is uneven. For best results when using an in-sump skimmer the chamber where your skimmer is located should be constant. If you have no chambers in your sump, it's pretty easy to add baffles to your sump to keep the water level steady. This way you can dial in your skimmer to produce a good skimmate consistency.