Red Sea Reefer - water level question

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I've got my tank setup and its full of water, I'm not sure if I need to add more and there's no obvious guidance on the Red Sea site about what water levels should be...

I've attached 3 photos of the sump - one with the sump pump off (pic with the highest water level)

One with the pump on and a ruler in the pump chamber to see how deep the water is

One of the overall sump with the pump on.

Do I need to add some more water?  I don't want to flood the place as a couple of the parts were faulty in the first place and I've already had water all over the place twice during this set up and would rather avoid it a 3rd time if I can help it.....!

Hope someone can help!

Thanks

Nathan

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Reply #1

Turn the power off. Let everything drain down. Once it's all settled, you can fill the sump as far up as you like. You'll never get more water in there than that. Once you turn the power back on, the return section will reduce down, and that's the height you need to mark so you know where to top off with RODI as water evaporates. If you have an ATU,  you set the float or sensor to go off when the level drops from that marked line. Does that make sense?
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Yup - it does, thanks.  Thats what I did in the end before I read the post!


Poxy skimmer is still going mad but I'm just gonna have to wait for that to sort itself out!


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Reply #3

The skimmer will go mad if it's in water that's too deep. Raise it up a bit and it should sort itself out. Once you have that done, you can fine tune it using the air intake adjustment
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Reply #4

Ah ok - what depth should it be approx?  Currently its 20cm/8inches ish


Also this may sound like a daft question - what do I use to raise it?I don't have a lot of head room in the cabinet to raise it a lot either...


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I should add as well its a read sea skimmer on a red sea tank and according to their website I shouldn't need to raise it up.  Advisable water height is 6-8" which I'm within...

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In that case, have you adjusted the air intake?
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Reply #7

Yes - air intake is set to the minimum and for now the waste pipe is set to open all the time.


It does seem to have calmed down a bit overnight, I'll just have to give it some more time

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