View Full Version : Vertex replacement pump

05-28-2015, 01:54 PM
Ok, peeps
As with a bunch of other people, my pump on my Vertex IN250 packed it in a while ago. I want to get this thing back up and running. Anyone know what pump I can put on it? Google was not my friend on this one...

05-28-2015, 02:08 PM
Read that the bubble blaster is the recommended pump. Think the 3000?

05-28-2015, 02:47 PM
Google told me Bubble blaster 3000 or Laguna/Askoll 1500, with original impeller fitting the Laguna/Askoll.

05-29-2015, 02:54 AM
So a novel idea was proposed to me but one of the sponsors... if I'm willing to possibly pay up to $350 for a pump to fix an old skimmer why not spend that on a Bubble Magus Curve 9.

I never thought of it.

Any thoughts as to the wiser expenditures of funds?

05-29-2015, 05:09 AM
A Bubble Blaster is a better pump and on a Vertex 250 would be a powerful skimmer. The Curve skimmers are very similar design so I see little use in paying for a skimmer body. It's all in the pump. Jmho

05-29-2015, 03:58 PM
I agree with Myka. I went through that routine a couple months ago. Decided to suck it up and stick with my ER RS250 and a replacement pump from reefdynamics. I just couldn't beat the efficiency of the ER with something I was unsure of (besides the ER kicks ass on tank volume ratings). That being said, the genx-6000 pump that used to run on the ER was WAY better than the one they're selling now (Eheim 1262) but it gets the job done.

05-29-2015, 08:32 PM
Ya, after sleeping on it I decided to stay with the devil I know, rather than with the one I don't. Ordered a Reef Octopus RODC 3500s skimmer pump from Ray (Reef Supplies). Hopefully I won't have to play with it too much to make it work.