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    Tom@HaslettMI - Reefkeeper
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    Default Tunze Hydrofoamer 9410.040

    I'm thinking about getting one of the above skimmer pumps to replace a Sedra 3500 on a EuroReef CS80. Here is a link.

    What does everyone think, will it work?

    Thanks for the input,
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    I'm going for it. The pump should be ordered and arrive soon (thank you Preuss Pets). I will update this post when i have info. to share.

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    Looks like a pretty nice pump!

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    Tom@HaslettMI - Reefkeeper
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sir Patrick View Post
    Looks like a pretty nice pump!
    Thanks, I agree. Let's hope it is worth the price tag!

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    Sweet pump can't wait to see it in action.
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    Tom@HaslettMI - Reefkeeper
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    The pump has arrived! Thank you Preuss Pets for your help in getting the pump for me.

    IMAG0716 - Tunze Hydrofoamer 9410.040

    I hooked it up last night and it instantly overflowed my skimmer. The solution was to clamp down the airflow. My understanding is that as the pump settles in the airflow can slowly be increased, which should decrease the amount of bubbles coming out of the outlet pipe of the skimmer.

    I also had to make a slight modification to get the pump to fit snugly into the skimmer body... I had to add a small piece of rubber between the hole in the skimmer and the original rubber gasket to act as a shim (sorry no picture). Then I had to put an O-ring to seal the tiny space around the new rubber piece where microbubbles were escaping. Here's the O-ring picture

    IMAG0719 - Tunze Hydrofoamer 9410.040

    All in all so far I'm very impressed. The pump is much quieter and produces a lot more fine bubbles than the original Sedra3500 and it uses only 11 watts (compared to 35 with the Sedra).

    IMAG0723 - Tunze Hydrofoamer 9410.040

    IMAG0728 - Tunze Hydrofoamer 9410.040

    I'm still playing around with water height and airflow but I can already see how much better this pump is compared to the stock Sedra. For anyone looking to replace a Sedra pump... I highly recommend the Tunze hydrofoamer series.

    Tom

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    That sure is one heck of a skimmer-makes me laugh at mine LOL
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