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Old 12-20-2014, 06:38 PM   #1
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Protein Skimmer help

I just recently bought a used protein skimmer which stands about 3 feet tall. It does not have a pump. I also need to add a air pump. I paid $60 for it. I plan to use it on my 125 gallon tank. What sort of pump would need for this protein skimmer? I plan to buy a 1000 gph pump and connect to this skimmer. Is this skimmer efficient? I don't know the make or model of it. Click image for larger version

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Old 12-20-2014, 07:43 PM   #2
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it looks like DIY project.
there is no markings or documentation with it?--most likely a DIY skimmer.
did the person you got it from offer any advice?
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Yes, he told me to use air pump with return pump at. 1000 gph. Any idea if these skimmers work well? Don't want to spend $300 on the big size ones. I was told it works well up to 250-300 gallon. There is two valves at the bottom to adjust flow.


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