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RPatsula
12-21-2015, 07:57 PM
Hello I am looking for replacement pump for a Vertex in280 or do I buy a new skimmer. My current skimmer is starting to have a hard time starting up after it is been off for 15 to 20 minutes. I have modified the skimmer by adding the gate valve to it which helps me to find tune it a lot easier. With that being said I would like to keep the skimmer if I can find the correct replacement pump. Does anyone have any suggestions.
If I do go down the road of buying a new skimmer, should I stick with Vertex line? If so what is a good model. I have 180 gallon mixed reef tank.

Thank you
Rick

Reef Supplies
12-21-2015, 09:09 PM
This pump fits and is in stock http://www.reefsupplies.ca/online-store/Sedra-5000-Pump-w-Needle-Wheel-Impeller.html

RPatsula
12-22-2015, 04:31 PM
Thank you for your reply. Will this pump just fit in without any modifications. From the picture in the box it looks a little bit different than what the original pump looks like.

Thanks
Rick

spit.fire
12-22-2015, 05:04 PM
Thank you for your reply. Will this pump just fit in without any modifications. From the picture in the box it looks a little bit different than what the original pump looks like.

Thanks
Rick

Just unscrew the fittings and glue it to the base off your old pump

daplatapus
12-23-2015, 04:38 AM
I put this pump on mine:
http://www.reefsupplies.ca/online-store/Reef-Octopus-RODC-3500s-Skimmer-Pump.html

And I love it! This easily used to be the worst skimmer I ever had, with the RO pump its rocks.

patpare
12-23-2015, 05:05 PM
Any recommendations to upgrade my pump for my SWC cone 120? Not sure what brand of pump comes with it.