Octopus pump replacements?

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  1. viper357

    viper357 Admin MASA Contributor

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    Has anybody replaced their Octopus OTP 2000 pumps with a different type of pump that fits perfectly?

    My 2 pumps on my TS3 skimmer seem to be getting a bit old and are not performing like they used to, the bottom of the bubble column within the skimmer body seems to be getting higher.
     
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    Same with my DNW 200 Dean. The OTP 3000 pump is getting old by the looks of it. The performance is really gone down hill. I think I need to change the impeller and shaft.
     
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    dudes shell out the cash and get the bubble blaster pumps. a bit expensive but in the long run u will be very happy. i would suggest the 3000 for you mek on the dnw 200 and 2 2000's for that TS3
     
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    If you don't have the money to buy new pumps, how about doing the mesh mod?
     
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    Works well but needs to be maintained as it slows down performance after a while. The mesh tends to block up
     
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    I dont know Ziyaad. Rather just buy a whole new Bubble Blaster :p
     
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    viper357 Thread Starter Admin MASA Contributor

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    Have you tried this, do they fit?
     
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    Well the newer skimmers are physically smaller. those pumps on a bigger body will equal a better contact time. if u compare a DNW 200 to its equivelent in model a Blaster 3000 external the DNW is far bigger.

    They can be made to fit really easy, Adrian has already done a mod to ROSS's old OCTo extreme 200 where he put the bubble blaster 2000 pump on (check on ross's thread) ross said its a HUGE difference compared to the sicce pump which blows the octo 3000 out of the water
     
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    viper357 Thread Starter Admin MASA Contributor

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    Cool, I'll have a look at Ross's thread, thanks. But Adriaan has some rather decent DIY skills, not sure if I can do a mod like that. :p
     
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    well all u would really need to do is change the coupling on the blaster skimmer or use the same coupling and an adapter
     
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