TS 1 skimmer Help please

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  1. Zandy

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    Hi guys, does anybody have a spare old non working otp1000 reef octopus turbine pump lying around. I managed to get some spares but are now indeed short of the part circled in the photo. PLEASE help. Or perhaps suggest a DIY solution regarding this. Perhaps @RiaanP has an idea how to get this working ????
     
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    Photo (marked the part missing)

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    It is really simple in concept, but the design they made got something like an inner collar / ring / space, so that the air can go around the water stream and be sucked in. Just an air hose into the water as in the old original design will also work, but due to the airline being in the water stream, it impacts the flow rate. Basically the way some Koi damns use a venturi on the outlet of a pump to air-rate the water.

    Somewhere somebody should be able to help you. As far as I know you do get this part on replacement pumps.
     
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    I actually did not want to buy a replacement pump. Ahhh well lets hope some MASA member has one lying around somewhere !!!! Please spread the word !!!
     
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    I bought two of those separately, although it was a few years ago, have you asked your LFS? If not then ask the guys from Aquarium Depot, see if they still sell them separately.
     
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    @aquatas do you perhaps have a spare part like i need please?
     
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