Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > General Aquarium Forums > DIY Projects

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
Old 03-04-2005, 02:48 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Activist
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Indiana
Posts: 107
The Ultimate DIY Skimmer INFO

I am proposing that anyone who wants to make a kick *** Euro-Reef, ASM/Euro-Reef Clone, Deltec, etc… SKIMMER should help to make a list of the pumps and impellers needed. This will not be fun to do but it will help ourselves and the many others who don’t want to pay $250.00 - $500.00 for a plastic skimmer.

Euro-Reef uses Dolphin Pumps with their Needle Impellers

ASM uses Dolphin Pumps with the identical Needle Impellers

Deltec uses a similar Pin Wheel impeller but with what pump?

Aqua Medic – Pump? Needle Wheel?

I know there are more skimmers out there and I have been doing much research to find out what brand/size of pump goes with which needle impeller, pin wheel, etc… and where to buy the impellers.

Most of the time I find that most will NOT sell me a pump or an impeller without a “serial #” off of the $250.00 skimmer. Some will sell me an impeller only or pump only for like $99.00 without the “serial #”. These are cheap parts … Greedy Bastards! Obviously they want us to shell out and buy the skimmers. Who says we HAVE to?

Dolphin pumps are great pumps (for instance) and are not that expensive all we need is a stinkin needle impeller for it and anyone can have a great skimmer. I have more specific info to add to this vague list - like links, sizes of pumps, and the appropriate size needle impeller. I’m just trying to get it rolling right now.
RandyStacyE is offline   Reply With Quote

diy, skimmer

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
The Ultimate Sicce Skimmer Upgrade Premium Aquatics Vendor Spotlight (Deals, Announcements & More) 0 01-07-2010 09:20 AM
DIY Skimmer Box for a Super Skimmer fishrfreinds DIY Projects 2 01-07-2007 09:42 PM
basic info on DIY lighting needed rubysoho DIY Projects 0 10-13-2004 08:23 AM
quick questions on cc, and skimmer info fishman Saltwater Fish Only & FOWLR 2 01-08-2004 08:20 PM

» Photo Contest Winners

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2012 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:08 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.