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Old 12-01-2012, 10:48 AM   #1
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Protein skimmer question

What's the difference between a pinwheel n recirculating protein skimmer?
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Old 12-01-2012, 10:56 AM   #2
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Pinwheel refers to the type of impeller inside the pump. A standard skimmer or a recirculating skimmer can have pinwheel impellers.
A standard skimmer uses 1 pump to pull water into skimmer. A recirculating skimmer uses a small pump to push water into the skimmer and has an attached pump which recirculates the water inside the skimmer.
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Is one better then the other or is it more about what u would want?
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Old 12-01-2012, 12:39 PM   #4
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It depends on your setup. A recirculating skimmer can be run outside the sump where a regular skimmer must be inside the sump.
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It's gonna be in-sump
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