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Old 08/12/2019, 07:52 AM   #1
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Skimmer Pump Replacement

Hi - thanks for your time!

I have an asm g2 protein skimmer with a sedra 3500 needle wheel pump. The pump has stopped working and its time to replace it.

I like the Tunze products and am curious if any of the Hydrofoamer pumps would work as a replacement pump?

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Old 08/12/2019, 09:52 AM   #2
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It can be difficult to replace pumps as generally the skimmer manufacturer sized the pump just right. The key here would be to make sure the fittings would work, we have 3/4" FPT on our outlet, no fitting adapter on the inlet and that the flow rate and air volume is very close. Short of that, a DC model might be better as it would be more adaptable. Do you know the flow rate of the factory pump?

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