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Old 05-23-2014, 10:23 AM   #1
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Retrofitting a skimmer

I have a protein skimmer of unknown manufacture and the pump is going out on it. The pump is a rio 1700 which puts out about 600 gph and has two intake air hoses attached to it. I would like to save some money and just replace the pump as to the body of the skimmer is still good. Question is could I upgrade the pump to a needle wheel design and increase the effectiveness of the skimmer
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Old 05-23-2014, 02:55 PM   #2
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Hi . I'm no expert but it shouldn't matter what pump you use as long as it enough for your tank.

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If you can retrofit it to work it should be fine

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Old 05-26-2014, 10:56 AM   #4
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So there's no way it would be making to many bubbles
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Should be fine the more bubbles the better.

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