Pump suggestion for AM TF5000 baby skimmer

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  1. leslie hempel

    leslie hempel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    guys i have a aqua-medic TF5000 baby skimmer i am quite fond of and im looking for a suggestion as to a bigger pump that can be fitted to this skimmer.. The eheim pump i have is still working 100% but i was thinking of fitting something bigger..

    as the Or6500 does not come out with a needle wheel impellor i was looking for other alternitives..

    suggestions welcome..
     
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    Before splashing out, do you think it will make a difference as the eheim pump is a highly rated pump?
     
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    leslie hempel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    from what i can make out its a 2500lph pump so i would say comparable even adding a OR3500 would be a upgrade. but eheims are known for giving that little extra push so perhaps there is more air draw..
     
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    Gooi a bubble Blaster 5000 pump on it....
     
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    to find one at a good price is the problem, got a pic ridwaan?
     
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    Bubble blaster is the only way..
     
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    I have a 5000lph one that Ridwaan was gonna buy for R2k but its does not have the venturi
     
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    :whistling::razz:
     
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    erm just becareful on the 5000 cos that pump pulls over 2200l of air if the neck on the skimmer is too small the skimmer will become a foam cannon
     
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    Im thinking of manufacturing another collection cup so I will see. Worth a try.
     
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    ooh yes then go for it
     
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    And did you try this leslie ?
     
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    leslie hempel

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    no, i havent had a chance, added a new OR3500 to the skimmer and just havent fine tuned it yet, but i am selling the skimmer if i get a buyer because i need something nore compact for a future project...
     
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    O was just thinking i have one too and im quite happy with it. But how compact do you get then as this is a very small skimmer that can handle a 1500lt tank. Or do you get smaller than this.
     
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    leslie hempel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    the baby stands 1.2m tall its the shorty you probably have.. that stands 65 - 70cm in height..
     
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    leslie hempel

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    Still looking for skimmer pump suggestions! Anyone know what impellor the ecorunner skimmer pumps are fitted with?
     
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