View Full Version : SWC (Octopus) Extreme 200 skimmer (pump loud)

12/19/2009, 09:07 AM
Hi Everyone,

I just purchased an SWC Extreme 200 Skimmer and the Sicc pump is really loud. The performance of the skimmer seems to be great but wow the noise is intolerable. It's more of a vibration and intermitent clicking from the pump than "air noise." I tried using both the mesh and pinwheel impellors with the same result. I have been reading that there may be ways to manipulate the pump to seat it properly but have no idea how to do this.

Has anyone else had this problem?


12/20/2009, 05:49 AM
I have the extreme 160 with the purple pinwheel mod. I cut tubing and put it on the base of my skimmer and it cut the noise down. I also added about 4 ft of hose to the end of the air intake to quiet it down.