Is this water height enough for a Octo Essence 130 protein skimmer?

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I have a Red Sea 170, i bought the octo Essence 130 protein skimmer for my sump. The water height at the baffle in the sump is just under 7.5 inches. I added a baffle with holes to split the sump and have a refugium on one side. Is 7.5 inches a good water height for this specific skimmer? Or should I add a piece of glass to raise the baffle? The baffle I added is lower than 7.5 inches of the stock baffle in the sump so the water would flow over that one. Here are some pics of what I am trying to do. Thanks

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I had to run mine in 4" of water or it would constantly overflow. This is a known issue so be ready to raise it
 
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I had to run mine in 4" of water or it would constantly overflow. This is a known issue so be ready to raise it
Oh really? so you think I should be fine with my water level? It will be easy to raise it if I need to, but i can’t do the opposite once the tank is running.
 

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Oh really? so you think I should be fine with my water level? It will be easy to raise it if I need to, but i can’t do the opposite once the tank is running.
When I ran the recommended water height, it was overflow city no matter what. Start where it is and go from there. It won't need to be deeper
 
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