Need a visual from your IM 40 Nuvo AIO with Tunze 9004 skimmer


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Dec 15, 2007
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I could use a hand, I am assembling a IM40 Nuvo AIO with a Tunze 9004 skimmer and I would like to see how far above the tank sides the skim container sits when it in operation. I see the waterline marked on the skimmer but I have no water in my tank yet so its hard to judge.
I want to see if I can drill the skim cup to run a line down to a jug for vacations or extended periods like a week or so. I see Tunze sells a vacation skim cup for one of their nano skimmers but I am unsure if it would sit high enough to clear the tank walls and have a downhill run to another container.
Could ya help a fella out and give me a shot of where yours sits in operation on the IM40 AIO?
A shot right level with the top of the glass would be great.
Also a question if I need to raise the skimmer up, could I convert to the DC pump motor and just boost the motor speed to get good skim at a little higher level like say a 1/4" or 1/2" higher mounting to get the dump line over the tank wall?
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