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Unread 11/27/2009, 06:10 PM   #14
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Originally Posted by rbnice1 View Post
In theory your correct. However many many people dont buy the best skimmer and therefore have to upgrade later. So designing your sump with any future upgrades that you may want to do is not a bad idea.


As far width of baffles.... That has nothing to do with what I was talking about. I am not talking about micro bubbles from the drain or skimmer. I am talking about bubbles you can get when the water drops over that last baffle and falls into the return section.

My return is only about 800gph and the return section is 8 inches deep and if my water drops more then about .5 inches the pump will suck those small air bubbles in before they can surface.

Again just something to think about.
OK then how about this-- a semantics change: The length of the last baffle.

Jim


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