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Old 04-07-2013, 04:58 PM   #1
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Repair SWC skimmer or buy NEW

Thanks to all who chime in...

I had SWC xtreme 200 with sicca Pak-2500 pump.
Skimmer ran good other than it won't startup after power out. Now I found skimmer and pump full of groves and it won't start at all.

So options are buy new pump or new skimmer.

New pump; do I have to buy the same pump? or can I fit any other pump with this skimmer??

New skimmer; is there any other skimmer you feel is better and would last a long time for me.

Tank is 90 gallons with medium- heavy load. Have 150lbs of live rock. I do 10% water changes every 2 months. All parameters are normal so far.
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Old 04-08-2013, 12:26 AM   #2
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You can get a different pump, doesnt have to be the same. Just pay attention to the gph, and make sure it will fit your application.
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Old 04-08-2013, 01:00 AM   #3
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You can get a different pump, doesnt have to be the same. Just pay attention to the gph, and make sure it will fit your application.
What are some good skimmer pumps?
Anyone who have a good skimmer plz chime in.
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Old 04-08-2013, 01:25 AM   #4
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I cant help you on good pumps or skimmers. Im new to the saltwater hobby, but im sure someone will help you out shortly.
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I have found pump on marinedepot but they have 3 differ Inez's not sure which one to choose..
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What are some good skimmer pumps?
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Old 04-11-2013, 04:25 AM   #7
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Would bubble blaster pump fit my skimmer???
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