Making protein skimmer. How should I adjust it?
Posted 27 March 2012 - 09:21 AM
Posted 30 March 2012 - 01:58 PM
Posted 01 April 2012 - 07:16 PM
Water flow should be about 1 to 2 times total system volume per hour. If your pump is too strong, you can dial it in by putting a tee between the pump and skimmer and putting a ball valve on the unconnected part of the tee. That way, you can control what goes into the skimmer without putting backpressure on the pump. Honestly, once you have pump, you might as well just make it a venturi skimmer, since most smaller pumps come with venturi fittings standard. Hope that helps!
if i remember correctly, countercurrent skimmers are more efficient than venturi due to increased contact time. Bubbles go up, water goes down.