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Old 04/05/2018, 05:19 AM   #451
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I would suggest a sump depth of 6.75" and a nozzle setting of 4.5 turns out from fully closed. It will take some fine tuning of the nozzle to find the sweet spot for your system. Generally, the skimmer will find stability between 4 and 5.5 turns out on the nozzle. When the nozzle is set properly, the line where bubbles turn to foam will be around 2" or a bit more below the white collar where the cup attaches to the body with the wedge pipe fully open. From there, you use the wedge pipe to adjust from wet to dry. Keep in mind that it will take several days for the skimmer to fully break in so you will likely need to do your final tuning after a week or so. Also, it's best to use gloves when making the nozzle adjustments so the oils from your skin to impact the skimmer forcing you to wait hours before the skimmer settles back down in order to see the results from your adjustments.
I have a question about my DC 150 also. I just moved my tank and reset the system. Prior to move, the skimmer was in 7 inches of water and nozzle open 4.25 runs. I cleaned my skimmer, pumps and dreambox since I was moving. I set it up the skimmer like prior. The skimmer is overflowed which I expected and is still overflowing 4 days later. I did put collection cup on it and pull the drain plug. I experimented with the set up and lowered water to 6 inches and closed nozzle to 1 turn. I was trying to see if I could stop the overflowing and start producing good foam. That only seemed to decrease some of the overflowing but nothing else. The only difference between the 2 systems is I added some more cured rock.

So I would like to know if you think the above settings are where I should start and let it settle down over the next week. Just want to get skimmer back to it normal good skimming


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Old 04/05/2018, 07:32 AM   #452
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I have a question about my DC 150 also. I just moved my tank and reset the system. Prior to move, the skimmer was in 7 inches of water and nozzle open 4.25 runs. I cleaned my skimmer, pumps and dreambox since I was moving. I set it up the skimmer like prior. The skimmer is overflowed which I expected and is still overflowing 4 days later. I did put collection cup on it and pull the drain plug. I experimented with the set up and lowered water to 6 inches and closed nozzle to 1 turn. I was trying to see if I could stop the overflowing and start producing good foam. That only seemed to decrease some of the overflowing but nothing else. The only difference between the 2 systems is I added some more cured rock.

So I would like to know if you think the above settings are where I should start and let it settle down over the next week. Just want to get skimmer back to it normal good skimming
The move likely resulted in additional organics in the system. Decrease the depth to the 6.75 or so and then open the nozzle up beyond the 4.25 turns. Continue opening until you find a spot that it no longer overflows. Once the tank settles in, then fine tune.


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Old 04/05/2018, 10:14 AM   #453
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Thanks for the help. I will make adjustments today after work


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I have a question about my DC 150 also. I just moved my tank and reset the system. Prior to move, the skimmer was in 7 inches of water and nozzle open 4.25 runs. I cleaned my skimmer, pumps and dreambox since I was moving. I set it up the skimmer like prior. The skimmer is overflowed which I expected and is still overflowing 4 days later. I did put collection cup on it and pull the drain plug. I experimented with the set up and lowered water to 6 inches and closed nozzle to 1 turn. I was trying to see if I could stop the overflowing and start producing good foam. That only seemed to decrease some of the overflowing but nothing else. The only difference between the 2 systems is I added some more cured rock.

So I would like to know if you think the above settings are where I should start and let it settle down over the next week. Just want to get skimmer back to it normal good skimming

You could also try letting it overflow into a cup, pull the drain plug and run the overflow into a 5 gallon bucket. This is a trick I always do when I'm trying to pull out any meds/chemicals in the tank that overflows the skimmer after the treatment is done.


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Old 06/07/2018, 05:20 AM   #455
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Can anyone tell me the size of tubing (ID) that will fit over the ozone port of a DC 150? Trying to get my ozone set up this weekend.
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Old 06/07/2018, 07:49 AM   #456
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Can anyone tell me the size of tubing (ID) that will fit over the ozone port of a DC 150? Trying to get my ozone set up this weekend.
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8mm. You should be able to use 1/4 ID tubing between the skimmer and Ozone generator..


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Old 06/07/2018, 05:33 PM   #457
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Old 06/11/2018, 03:46 PM   #458
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I got the ozone generator set up over the weekend. I'm using a Ozotech Posideon 200 ozone generator. My ORP seems to rise slowly and the generator has been running continuously since this weekend. I was thinking it would not have to run continuously as my tank is only 70 gallons.
I know the skimmer pumps pulls in the ozone, but has anyone had to use an air pump on the air dryer to push more ozone. I have used a pump in the past when using an ozone reactor but thought it would not be needed when using the skimmer set up. I would think this would push too much air in the skimmer and cause it not to operate as efficiently.


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