We are constantly adding water to the tank — how is the water level kept stable?

You’ve probably been wondering about this, too: We have a constant inflow from our “source” into the tank. How do we keep the water level stable?

Worry no more — here is the answer. In the picture above you see Samuel adjusting the skimmer — a sink inside the tank that height is adjusted such that its upper edge is exactly at where the water level should be. So any excess water is skimmed off and drained.

Sounds easy, but it’s actually not — we have a free surface in the tank and we are rotating quite fast, so there is a height difference of almost 10 cm between the center and the outer edge. So a little bit of fiddling around involved…

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