Urgent help needed Skimz SM201 pump

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  1. LCornelius

    LCornelius Moderator

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    Hi all,

    Had a power surge and lost my skimmer pump!

    Where can I urgently get a replacement pump?

    Skimz ES5000 needlewheel
     
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  3. irie ivan

    irie ivan MASA Contributor

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    Good luck! Hard to find. Please let us know when u do so us other skimz users also know.
     
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    i think exotic pets, a sponsor, is the agent
     
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    LCornelius Thread Starter Moderator

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    Fkit, not the response I wanted to hear :whistling:
     
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    LCornelius Thread Starter Moderator

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    Thanks Dallasg,

    Will give them a call first thing tomorrow morning!

    Going to have a heart attack if I need to buy a new skimmer!
     
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    dallasg Moderator MASA Contributor

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    arent the skimz needle pump aquabee pumps?
     
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    LCornelius Thread Starter Moderator

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    I have no idea!
     
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    pic of the pump
     
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    LCornelius Thread Starter Moderator

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    Will remove skimmer tomorrow and post pic.
     
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    They are eden pumps.
     
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    @LCornelius, speak to Stephen at exotics, really great guy and has been always a great help to me. I hope he is working today!
     
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    LCornelius Thread Starter Moderator

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    Thanks @carlosdeandrade will give him a call today!
     
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    LCornelius Thread Starter Moderator

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    Great, the importers don't stock replacement pumps! Well done!
    Instead they offer me a Eheim pump for R1900
     
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    Eheim's are better than Edens. I would just go with it @LCornelius.
     
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    Drop me a pm with your number
     
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    LCornelius Thread Starter Moderator

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    Will do, thanks
     
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    LCornelius Thread Starter Moderator

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    @dallasg

    Thanks for the call and pointing me to deltec pumps!
    Will get quote from Wild on pets tomorrow!

    I stripped the skimmer and you are spot on, it is a eden pump!
    They go for about $200 so replacing it with a deltec or eheim will be same price :)
     
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    Hi all,

    Thanks for all your help and advice!

    This evening I fitted a Eheim compact 5000+ on my skimmer.
    Sweet mother of bush :eek:

    This pump out performs the eden pump 10 to 1!

    If you have a skimz skimmer, it is worth the R2400 for the pump!

    Will update in a week on performance.
     
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    Did you use the needlewheel from the eden or does the eheim come with one?
     
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    As a side note, the importers changed their price from R1900 to R2400 in 4 days :eek:
     
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