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    When is enough enough for your skimmer pump

    How long is the average life span on a skimmer pump, my euroreef has a sedra 3500 on it and i was wondering when i have to replace it ?
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    How long have you had it?I would think that as long as you have good skimming its ok.
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    i have only had it for half a year or so, but i have no idea how old it is because i bought it used
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    Is it a magnetic drive?If your skimmer is working good i would touch it.....its so expensive this hobby that i try not to replace something if its still good......Like i tell to my apprentices...dont fix it if it aint broken
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    Hahah yah, i dunno it doesn't seem to be wokring as good as it was when it was new, but it could just be my imagination, thats the good thing with investing in a euroreef skimmer tho, if i can get a replacement pump for 100$ or so its like getting a brand new skimmer, because nothing else can really go on them
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    are you cleaning it from time to time ?
    usually, a good cleaning from A to Z will bring lots of live back into it.

    moving.. so temporarily out of SW :b8:
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    ya i cleaned it a few weeks ago when i had to repair the skimmer body, i think the pump must be pretty old
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    You can only use one kind of pump with the skimmer?
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    Well i'm not sure, i had just assumed that its running a sedra 3500 now and i can't seem to find them in canada....
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    It could also be that your water quality is going up and there's less stuff to skim out. I've heard of this happening to other people as well. It means your tank is finding it's own balance!
    James...

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