Help wih noisy skimmer

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  1. CJT

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    Hi

    Can anyone help me I have a skimmer the Reef Octopus with the 3 pumps on the side.
    2 of the pumps make a noise from the air pipe anybody know what I can do?
     
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    Do you have the air silencers on all three air intakes.?

    If all three have not got the black silencers on then the third pump is not sucking air and your skimmer is only working 60%
     
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    NJ I am confused what do you mean they all 3 have 3 white pipes which suck in the air
     
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    Post a pic mate :)
     
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    At the end of each pipe there should be a black silencer.
    Had a long day:) someone look for a pic for CJT please I am not at my PC to look one up.
     
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    Pixus I cant get my camera to connect to the computer to upload the pic.
    NJ it does not have that but neither does the 3rd pump and that one does not make a noise.
     
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    if the pump is sucking air it naturally makes a noise. are you sure the 3rd pump is pulling air in?
     
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    Yes it is I have checked
     
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    Here is a pic
     
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    Yup here is a pic of the silencers on the skimmer you have.

    OCT-DDNW300.jpg



    Also note the outlet. you may have issues the way yours is configured regarding water height in the chamber.
     
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    Shit I just broke one of the littlr pipes that come out where the air line goes into the pump anyone know where you could get a replacement one and where would you get the silences?
     
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    You can get a bit of 6mm plastic pipe from plastic world or mazies and PVC weld a new pipe in. Else One of the other sponsors will be able to organise for you.
     
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    Thanks NJ I put the left over peice back with some PVC weld will check tomorrow if its leaking.
    Do you get the pumps for this skimmer seperately anyone know more or less how much they cost?
     
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    What pumps are on that model?

    OTP 2000
    OPT 3000
     
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    It says OTP 2000
     
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    If i recall, those pumps go for about R900.00 and the pin wheel impeller for about R230.
     
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    Do you know anyone who could take a look at the skimmer for me maybe someone on here that knows about them?
     
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    :biggrin: ME
     
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    PM me and bring it around tomorrow in the morning and I will have a look at it for you.
     
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    Thanks NJ will do
     

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