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Old 03-07-2010, 11:53 AM   #1
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Protein Skimmer Pump

I have a guestion for everyone. I have a coralife super skimmer. It is using a needle wheel pump. The pump is starting to act up and not producing foam like it use to. my guestion is can I do away with the needle wheel and use a different type of pump? I placed the skimmer in my wet/dry filter water level is alittle low for a needle wheel pump between top offs and water changes, but worked good when water in sump is at the right level.
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Old 03-07-2010, 01:27 PM   #2
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That skimmer really isn't worth buying a new pump for, especially for on a 125g tank. I would highly suggest getting a good skimmer instead of a different pump for a bad skimmer.
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Old 03-07-2010, 04:02 PM   #3
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+1 for a new skimmer. Loot at the Octopus line for a quality skimmer at a decent price.
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How deep in the water does the pump have to be on the octopus line of skimmers? I only have around 8in of water in sump at max water level.
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The work best in 7"-10" of water....so your good.
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I noticed that they have both a needle wheel and a recirculating skimmer. Which one would work better for a FOWLR tank?
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They both have needlewheel pumps. 1 is made to run inside your sump, and the recirculating model is run outside your sump.
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