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Broken Skimmer! Can I fix it?


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    Default Broken Skimmer! Can I fix it?

    I just bought a skimmer for 10 dollars. I don't know what kind it is. I don't even know if it would be good for my 55gal tank. I want to put it into a sump. It didn't come with a pump. I know it is 13" tall and a darker smokey color. It is broken. Please look at the pics and tell me if I can fix it. THANKS!

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    Wish I could help answer your questions... but I have never seen a skimmer like it. Is there any writing on it at all? If so please post it as it may be useful information.

    Tom

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    [ame=http://cgi.ebay.com/PROTEIN-SKIMMER-AQUARIUM-FILTER-W-530GPH-POWERHEAD-PUMP-/370514943720?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item564469 5ee8]PROTEIN SKIMMER AQUARIUM FILTER W 530GPH POWERHEAD PUMP | eBay[/ame]

    I think this is it. I don't have a pump for it... I want to put it into a sump eventually.

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    That looks like the one you have.

    It shouldn't be too hard to find a replacement pump... you just need something that pushes 2000 L/hr (aka 530 gallons/hour) and possibly a few PVC parts to get the pump outlet and skimmer intake to matchup. It looks like it should work in a sump. I have no idea how well it will work since the air intake is after the pump outlet.

    Please keep us posted and good luck.

    Tom

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    Looks like the broken part shouldnt effect performance in sump at all. I agree with tom- find a pump a bit over 500 GPH, with an output that matches the tube it connects to, and give it a try.

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