Protein skimmers operate differently at different water depths. Most manufacturers suggest that you run a protein skimmer in anywhere from 7-10″ of water, depending on the manufacturer of course. If your protein skimmer is in water deeper than the manufacturer’s suggested operating level, it will probably still function, but maybe not as well as it should. To raise the skimmer, hobbyists can use an acrylic stand or layers of eggcrate material to get it to the most ideal operating depth.
Tip of the Day – 9/4/20110