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    skimmer basket

    i have my filter on a timer so every night it goes off the basket will float and when it goes back on in the morning when filter comes back on it upside down. Besides buying a new weighted basket is there any tricks or tips to modify the basket i already have? Thanks
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    Re: skimmer basket

    Quote Originally Posted by ethany
    i have my filter on a timer so every night it goes off the basket will float and when it goes back on in the morning when filter comes back on it upside down. Besides buying a new weighted basket is there any tricks or tips to modify the basket i already have? Thanks
    Find a rock that's too big to fit in the suction line in case it gets away somehow and drop it in the basket.
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    Re: skimmer basket

    Quote Originally Posted by Richard320
    Quote Originally Posted by ethany
    i have my filter on a timer so every night it goes off the basket will float and when it goes back on in the morning when filter comes back on it upside down. Besides buying a new weighted basket is there any tricks or tips to modify the basket i already have? Thanks
    Find a rock that's too big to fit in the suction line in case it gets away somehow and drop it in the basket.
    This is the best answer and used by many here to keep the basket from floating up.
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    Re: skimmer basket

    Wow...good idea. Thanks
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