View Full Version : Skimmer Pump Help Needed

02/23/2006, 08:49 AM
Hi all. I have an ETSS skimmer, looks like an older Reef Devil, and my pump (a CA 1800) won't start anymore. According to ETSS's website, they recommend the CA 1800, a Mag 7, or an Iwaki pump to replace it with.

So I went out and bought a Mag 7, but I'm guessing its too powerful. I have the gate open completely on it, but its skimming so wet that the cup fills within 2 minutes or so if running. I assume that I should get a lower gph pump for it? Any recommendations?

Thank you very much!

PS: The old pump appears to be completely gone...I took it apart the day it died and cleaned it all out. Previous to this, often when turning the tank back on after a feeding, I would have to bang the pump to get it to come on, but even that trick isnt working.

03/02/2006, 11:31 AM
Is your water level above the black box??