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Old 11-25-2004, 07:21 PM   #1
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skimmer making loud splashing noise - is it normal?

i have an aquac ev-180 skimmer running in my sump. the water coming out of the return gate valve pours the water back into the sump, making a loud splashing noise. do i need to raise the water level in the sump higher to reduce the noisy waterfall effect? if so, will the skimmer work properly. since i am a beginner, i wasn't aware that the skimmer would be that noisy. i have heard of noisy venturis, however, i did not know about the waterfall noise.
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Old 11-26-2004, 08:38 PM   #2
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That is one way to correct the problem... Can you add some PVC fittings to make the water drain down into the water?
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Old 11-26-2004, 08:40 PM   #3
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yeah, i can add PVC.. great idea!
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SW - 75 gal
Amiracle SL-350 Wet/Dry (no bio-balls)
AquaC EV-180 Skimmer w/Mag 7
2ea Maxi-Jet 1200 & 2ea Maxi-Jet 900 PH
Captive Purity Refractometer w/Calibrator
LCD Digital 250 W Titanium Heater
48in Coralife 4x65 watt PC
Won Pro Heat II
Tunz level alarm
Approx. 200lbs Sand (3-4" DSB)
RO/DI unit - 110 GPD

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