External Skimmer pump suggestions

Discussion in 'Protein Skimmers, Mechanical Filtration' started by mookz, 22 Aug 2009.

  1. mookz

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    Hi guys.
    I have a Boyu G-2524 , with a DIY pin wheel 2000l/h power head.
    The thing is it works like a bomb, but does give intermittent issues as i don't think i have made the intakes 100% and i believe it can do a lot better as a skimmer.

    So what i want to do is buy a pump, the thing is i have no idea witch one to go for, or witch are the best or would be the best for my skimmer.

    PSK-2500 pumps
    AquaBee 2000/I recirculating pumps
    PENTAIR 2200 55w, 2200lph
    OTP-2000 38W
    Sedra Pump Assembly

    any suggestions?
    i was thinking OTP-2000 but its a bit big.
     
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    Ehime have a pump exactly what you want. a bit pricey but a 3 years warranty. I was having a look at one in a LFS the other day so i am not sure of the model No.
     
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    perhaps the Eheim 1260 Needle Wheel?
    http://www.aquariumsupplycompany.com/t//1260.jpg
     
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    Nope not that one.
     
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    Thats the baby.
     
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    Hi guys eheim pumps do not come with needle wheels you got to get them from exotic and they cost R900-R1000 each
     
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    It does, the pumps i saw in cpt does not and the old style ones aswell does not come with needle wheel,what lfs sells them
     
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    I also see the pinwhells are slightly changed to the older models
     
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    You are correct. The other pumps that look like the 1260 are used on the deltec skimmers and have needle wheels available from deltec. That pump however has it's own eheim needle wheel.
    As far as i know any LFS that stocks Eheim products can get them. I think Daro is the Eheim agent so get your LFS to enquire there.
     
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    Thx for the info!
     
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    thanks for the info
     
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