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  • spin move in skimmer

    Hi Jeff

    I have a question about skimmers.
    all models, water inlet to the chamber is straight ahead.
    How to apply the elbow at the inlet to a spin move in the chamber?.

    How to influence the work of the skimmer.

    thanks

  • #2
    Spinning the water inside a skimmer can create too much turbulence in the neck and will prevent the formation of a stable, dense foam head for optimal skimming. That's why we don't do it. On re-circulating skimmers you can spin the water "downward" with the feed line, but never laterally or in an upward motion.

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    • #3
      thanks Jeff

      I waited for your answer.

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      • #4
        would be a good solution applied at the outlet of the bowl from the pump?


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        Last edited by Funior; 03-26-2012, 09:00 AM.

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        • #5
          I'm sorry but I did not write that such an improvement I would like to use in my DIY protein skimmer, what do you think about this solution?

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          • #6
            I do not recommend that set up as it will put too much back-pressure on the pump (decreasing air intake and overall efficiency) and create and allow to much turbulence in the transition. The water and the side wall of the reactor are the ideal diffusion mechanisms to optimize pump and skimmer performance.

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            • #7
              thank you, I'm grateful for any advice

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