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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 01-24-2015, 09:51 PM Thread Starter
 
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Help with pump mod for skimmer

Ok, so I recently have received a skimmer for a 75g eventual reef build. I got it in a trade for some old freshwaterautolinker.com autolinking image gear. Well it didn't have the original pump. He did give a pump to go with it. Well with my limited knowledge, and his further limitations on skimmers I thought I could use a small pump with an air pump to achieve the same results. Ya so far not so much. So my question is how can I fix this up to make it work? It's a coralife 65 skimmer and a maxijet 70.
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Re: Help with pump mod for skimmer

Amazon.com: Coralife 65 Gallon Super Skimmer Protein Skimmer Pump: Health & Personal Care
That is the recommended pump.
You need more then just air,
you need a needle/pin wheel pump.It chops up the air before it hits the skimmer body.
Then when you have a needle wheel pump that fits it needs to modified like RM has done.



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Re: Help with pump mod for skimmer

You can DIY a venturi and silencer to attach to your pump for a fraction of the cost as well.
I'll get that later.

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