Octopus skimmers

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    messiah023

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    Does anyone have contacts or have any assistance they can offer on an Octopus HOB BH-100F skimmer.

    I want to upgrade the needlewheel pump inside this thing to a more powerful one.

    Currently it has a RESUN KING 225F pump.
    I was hoping to upgrade to a new sicce pump that Octopus puts on their new HOB skimmers, but it seems the fittings are in the wrong place....

    Any ideas?
     
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    if you can post some pics of the 2 parts your trying to put together, i might could offer some ideas....
     
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    I'm just looking for ANY replacement / upgrade pump for the BH-100F.
    I like the sicce pumps, but any upgrade will do, pending if fits obviously.

    Here is the skimmer :

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    project5k

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    looks like a medium sized powerhead from here...
     
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    I'm hoping THIS will work....but not sure.

    Guess I will try calling CoralVue.
     
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    daugherty part time reefer

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    i would call coralvue or premium aquatics
     
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    FYI, you can't just add a bigger pump and expect the skimmer to work better. The pump has a specific flow rate and air draw which matches the skimmer. Putting a bigger pump with a higher flow rate and air draw can make the skimmer function worse...or not at all.
    If you want to replace the pump, get 1 rated for the same flow as the original.
     
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