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xtaze
11-04-2014, 12:53 AM
okay im in the building of a new 180g reef and was trying my skimmer... it
didnt run for couples months.

pump tried to start, heavy noises and fumes got me thinking about it being broke =D

now i dont really feel like putting 800$ on a pump and have an hy 2000 at hand.......

would you do it?

if not whys that?

got any other pump close to the original pumps performance that wont cost an arm a leg and my lastborn in mind for a replacement?

reeferfulton
11-04-2014, 03:04 AM
aquattro should chime in here , he just replaced a few BK pumps with aftermarkets .

Replacing with with a new BK pump would be way to much money IMO..

Aquattro
11-04-2014, 03:07 AM
Jon, I only dealt with the mini pumps. Not sure what replaces these. According to the BK Owners thread on RC, even BK doesn't replace them :)

xtaze
11-04-2014, 03:15 AM
Jon, I only dealt with the mini pumps. Not sure what replaces these. According to the BK Owners thread on RC, even BK doesn't replace them :)

And you replaced them with wich?
What do you think of the hy3000?
It does screw right in as far as fitting goes its ok, worried about performance.

Should i just dump a perfectly good shell?

reeferfulton
11-04-2014, 03:39 AM
Jon, I only dealt with the mini pumps. Not sure what replaces these. According to the BK Owners thread on RC, even BK doesn't replace them :)

damn , ok
wow well if BK doesnt even replace them , im really struggling to see the upside of buying a bk skimmer at all.

seems they have a 5year lifespan and then there done.

I change my vote to dump the shell and source out a new bubblemagus ..
again just my opinion.

Aquattro
11-04-2014, 05:26 AM
And you replaced them with wich?
What do you think of the hy3000?
It does screw right in as far as fitting goes its ok, worried about performance.

Should i just dump a perfectly good shell?

The mini series pumps are just rebranded Laguna pumps, I bought a few blocks from my LFS. Had to remount them to the plates, but that was a 10 minute job. If you can find out what your pump really is, you can probably find it for less.

Or, if you think you can fit another type of pump, by all means give it a shot.

Aquattro
11-04-2014, 05:27 AM
damn , ok
wow well if BK doesnt even replace them , im really struggling to see the upside of buying a bk skimmer at all.



Technically they do, just lots of people waiting 8 months or more for warranty replacements. Huge service mess going on with BK in N. America

spit.fire
11-04-2014, 06:08 AM
from what i can tell its just a laguna 1500 block

Reef Supplies
11-04-2014, 11:47 AM
We have a Royal Exclusiv motor block in stock. You're looking at $300. Bring yours by the store we will try to match it up, In hopes that its the correct one!

Ray

Aquattro
11-04-2014, 01:02 PM
from what i can tell its just a laguna 1500 block

The mini series are for sure, but I can't find a good enough view for the supermarin..
If it is, the 1500 is no longer available, but the 1350 is the direct replacement.

xtaze
11-04-2014, 02:12 PM
The mini series are for sure, but I can't find a good enough view for the supermarin..
If it is, the 1500 is no longer available, but the 1350 is the direct replacement.

On the exlusiv website they are selling a 1500-2500 ~500euros plus shipping
That seems to be the match for that body.
However 750$ for a pump is not appealling to my father-of-four wallet

1500LAH/660gph water
Compare that to

Hy3000 that i already have
1100L/h air 425 gph water

:/

Aquattro
11-04-2014, 02:36 PM
On the exlusiv website they are selling a 1500-2500 ~500euros plus shipping

:/

The Laguna 1350 block is probably $150 or less retail :)

xtaze
11-04-2014, 02:58 PM
The mini series are for sure, but I can't find a good enough view for the supermarin..
If it is, the 1500 is no longer available, but the 1350 is the direct replacement.

thanks appreciate the help

sound wise its as quiet?

Aquattro
11-04-2014, 03:29 PM
sound wise its as quiet?

Same pump. Exactly, minus shiny sticker.

xtaze
11-04-2014, 03:31 PM
Same pump. Exactly, minus shiny sticker.

http://s2.quickmeme.com/img/ce/ce68c60328bf7a4cf98700b75e40160cd64f8aba1d070a541a 8b295849914522.jpg