Skimmer pump problems

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  1. NewbiePta

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    Hi everyone.

    Please I need some help from the pros. As you may have already seen from my previous posts that I was looking for replacement parts for my RO OTP 3000 Skimmer pump.

    Let me start at the beginning. I bought a TS3 skimmer with a RO OTP 3000 pump second hand for R1200. It was making a noise and the pump volute cover is broken. So I fixed the cover with some PVC weld and I am hoping it will hold until Aquarium Depot receives some stock on the part I need.

    So I was fiddling with the impeller and needless to say I broke it and had to replace it. After replacing it, the noise seemed to persist. I have figured out that when the pump is not connected to the skimmer body it runs silent apart from the air hose gargling. So that makes me think that the lose 90 connecting the pump to the skimmer body might have too much back pressure.

    Now does anyone have some ideas to work around this? I was thinking maybe re-plumbing it with some 45s to increase the distance the water travels with the plumbing and gluing it instead of having it connecting loosely.

    Please any input would be appreciated.
     
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  3. Andre@ReefAquatics

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    Get a red devil dc3000. Many many reefers here we helped out will agree.
    Charl Mukesh Riaan David the list goes on
     
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    And that costs?
     
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