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Water level should be 2-3 inches above skimmer lip or edge. Usually about 3" 75mm or at least 1/2 way up the mouth of the skimmer. however this depends on the strength of suction from the pump. so long as there is no air being sucked into the system is the first rule to keep in mind. the second is the faster the water is moving as it goes into the skimmer the better. If you have a floating suction-side skimmer about 3/16 to 1/2" or 10 to 15 mm or more depending on pump strength.

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