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Heres some more pics. The small box is a gate valve for something. I'm assuming the 2 pumps is an intake and return. Cant wrap my head around the thing on the left with the water line and lid with water in.


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the square with the hole, water line and the lid is a skimmer. the smaller pump with the cone shape is the pump for the skimmer which should have a venturi to adjust the skim. The more air, the dryer the skim.
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fr499y wrote: Tue Nov 03, 2020 21:18 pm the square with the hole, water line and the lid is a skimmer. the smaller pump with the cone shape is the pump for the skimmer which should have a venturi to adjust the skim. The more air, the dryer the skim.
What is it skimming? Does it need cleaning regularly? The air pipe attached to the 2nd pump sticks out of the top but theres nothing to adjust it?

Is the gate valve for topping up the water in the skimmer section?

I really dont understand what it does or how it works. :s
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It's a way to remove organic waste. Think of sea foam on the beaches, thats natures skimmer! :D I don't see a gate valve, maybe thats the flow adjuster for the skimmer to alter the height of the water going in/out
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I googled the part numbers Andy, it looks like it's an aqua one nano marine.
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Ricrhys wrote: Wed Nov 04, 2020 6:48 am I googled the part numbers Andy, it looks like it's an aqua one nano marine.
I'd never thought of that. Cheers ricrhys. I'll try and find the cost of a light now.
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Andys temperate tank wrote: Tue Nov 03, 2020 22:11 pm What is it skimming?
Here @fr499y, we must get him to do the sniff test ...he'll like that. :grin: :cry: :sick:
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Ricrhys wrote: Wed Nov 04, 2020 6:48 am I googled the part numbers Andy, it looks like it's an aqua one nano marine.
I thought it looked like an Aqua One aquarium of some sort.
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Have only just seen this - so there is your next project in the making then :D
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Martinspuddle wrote: Sat Nov 07, 2020 17:21 pm Here @fr499y, we must get him to do the sniff test ...he'll like that. :grin: :cry: :sick:
Aha! Only if it’s a dry skim 😂
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