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01-14-2013, 11:45 PM
hello i got a great deal on a older deltec ap 851 skimmer over xmas and was wondering what size pump sould i get to use it.can get a mag 5 or mag 7 .the skimmer will be running about 3 feet from sump and prbly be sitting in a plastic tub as i only have 30 inchs inside my stand

01-27-2013, 04:17 PM
http://i852.photobucket.com/albums/ab84/mytank90/th_Picture255_zps8a8ca937.jpg (http://s852.beta.photobucket.com/user/mytank90/media/Picture255_zps8a8ca937.jpg.html)my new skimmer,useing a mag5 to run

01-27-2013, 04:24 PM
I believe the 751 is a recirculating skimmer. All you need is a feed pump to send water from your sump to it for processing. Pick a pump that will move 2-4 times your tank volume and you'll be in good shape.

Skimmer King
01-27-2013, 06:48 PM
I had a 851 its a amazing skimmer and I used to use a return pump of about 3-4 gal that way the less you push the more skimming and the less chance that the skimmer will over flow. Remember its a external skimmer and it will and could have a chance to overflow. but with deltec its very rare in the 3 years I had mine they never did.