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Old 01-09-2004, 04:11 PM   #1
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Need an air pump for my new skimmer?

I'm in the process of building this skimmer but have no idea what air pumps are good or what to use that woudl be decently cheap. Here is the skimmer plan.

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BTW, I have an extra one sitting around, here is what is looks like Air Pump
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Old 01-09-2004, 04:16 PM   #2
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Man, I looked at that, and decided I was glad I bought my skimmer. I'm pretty handy and all, but that didn't look fun.
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It actually is much easier than it looks. The PVC and all the fitting were a little over $40 at home depot. I'm going to take some pictures and explain it a little more once I get it done(hopefully tonight)
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Old 01-09-2004, 04:46 PM   #4
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The dolphin 3 star is a good pump so is the Aqua MEdic mistral pump. I have both in stock if you need them.
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Old 01-09-2004, 04:57 PM   #5
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I'm in the process of building this skimmer but have no idea what air pumps are good or what to use that woudl be decently cheap. Here is the skimmer plan.

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Let me know how it goes as I have been thinking about doing this myself to try and save the costs..

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Why not use a maxi jet 1200 with a venturi. THey work awesome!
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Old 01-09-2004, 05:26 PM   #7
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Why not use a maxi jet 1200 with a venturi. THey work awesome!
How would this work? I actually just purchased a venturi kit for one of my maxi jet 1200's the onther day, I'm going to hook it up to my sos skimmer box to pull the air bubbles out of it? I'm trying to keep this around $20 if possible, would rather not buy a $40+ air pump
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