Due to the small size of my sump (converted wet/dry) and the fact that I only have 2½" clearance between the tank and the wall, I had a hard time finding an appropriate skimmer for my 125 gallon tank.
I finally decided on the Aqua Medic Turboflotor 1000 Multi as it can also sit outside the sump.
The instruction manual is pretty poor. I sat with the manual and the skimmer, making sure I understood just what each piece was. After 3 or 4 passes through the manual and trying different arrangements around the sump I figured the best location for the skimmer.
I had to add some extensions to the outflow tubes and some elbows to direct the water flow back into the sump (see pic).
The unit comes with a pump, airline and a silencer for the airline. It makes a huge difference.
Well it seems I can't add an attachment. So this will be the only post tonight.
PM me if you would like to see either pic.
I've got lots of bubbles and in the few hours the unit has been operating I see the foam column getting higher, but not high enough for any output to be in the cup yet. The manual states "After a maximum of 24 hours, the foam should push evenly into the collection cup."
The manual also states "The quantity of drawn air should be adjusted so that 75% of the reaction pipe is filled with air bubbles." There is no mention of where or how to adjust the air flow. In fact the next section titled Adjustments
"Due to the construction, air and water mixing is automatic, and no adjustment is required but it may be necessary to alter the flow control taps to ensure overpumping does not occur particularly in the start up phase."
A bit confusing? Yes, but it seems to be working. I'll post another pic of the installed skimmer and report back in a few days.
I'm having a torn rotator cuff repaired in a few hours and anything I post in the next 72 hours should not be held against me.