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Old 01-25-2010, 02:09 AM   #1
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Skimmer intake placement?

I have a reef octopus 300f hob skimmer. I was wondering if the intake box should have the teeth on top partially out of the water? I have the box fully submerged and it's making about a 1/3rd of a cup every 3 days. Have looked around and can't seem to find an answer.
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Yes, the teeth need to be partially out of water. The are there to let water in and keep critters (snails, etc.) out. I found a good picture of one set up at Octopus BH-300F
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Thanks for the reply. Wouldn't having the outlet pointed at the intake partially defeat the purpose of the skimmer? I mean wouldn't it just recirculate the water it just put out? Will put it out of water partially.
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yeah, but it turns.
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I would turn the output tube in the opposite direction.
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