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tat2z_21
01-12-2011, 10:51 PM
My Sicce PSK-2500 pumps do not like to restart after I unplug them or after a power outage. So what I need to do is find out where I could get these or if anyone knows where to get them for a little cheaper. Or what can I do to make these work better.

thatguy559
01-12-2011, 11:41 PM
when was the last time you took them apart and cleaned them?

Skimmy
01-13-2011, 12:20 AM
for which skimmer??

thatguy559
01-13-2011, 12:55 AM
reefoctpus extreme 250

ac7av
01-13-2011, 12:58 AM
Do you have the new improved impeller? Its lighter and makes a big difference over the original one. You can also get the red demon impeller, I understand this one works better then the original and better air numbers.

tat2z_21
01-13-2011, 01:11 AM
Do you have the new improved impeller? Its lighter and makes a big difference over the original one. You can also get the red demon impeller, I understand this one works better then the original and better air numbers.

I don't have the new impeller. I will look into it though.

tat2z_21
01-13-2011, 01:13 AM
when was the last time you took them apart and cleaned them?

What they come apart? Just kidding. I have not yet. Well to be honest I had them off and I tried to get the front off, and well did not put that much effort into it, to be honest. I did soak them in 50/50 water and vinegar. But I should have taken them apart when I did that as well.

Herefishyfishy
01-13-2011, 12:05 PM
I have been told by two different people that the magnets weaken with age and need to be replaced to fix the sicce start-up problems.

Skimmy
01-13-2011, 12:46 PM
octopus has never made a decent pinwheel/venturi for that pump...
the one you want is this:
white lighting pinwheel impeller (http://www.shop.reeffiltration.com/product.sc?productId=53&categoryId=3)

tat2z_21
01-13-2011, 01:51 PM
Hmmm looks like I will be looking into that.

Herefishyfishy
01-13-2011, 03:14 PM
octopus has never made a decent pinwheel/venturi for that pump...
the one you want is this:
white lighting pinwheel impeller (http://www.shop.reeffiltration.com/product.sc?productId=53&categoryId=3)

I have this white pinwheel (improvement) yet still have start up issues. Am ordering a new magnet...

tat2z_21
01-13-2011, 03:41 PM
So are you going to order the same magnet or is there an improved magnet. If that is even possible.

Herefishyfishy
01-13-2011, 03:53 PM
So are you going to order the same magnet or is there an improved magnet. If that is even possible.

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tat2z_21
01-13-2011, 04:00 PM
So with the mesh mod how often do you have to remesh it. Just wondering because I have a pump that I am using that was mesh modded and the mesh didn't seem to make it as long as the pump. (pump on my Sapphire BC29 skimmer)

Herefishyfishy
01-13-2011, 04:32 PM
So with the mesh mod how often do you have to remesh it. Just wondering because I have a pump that I am using that was mesh modded and the mesh didn't seem to make it as long as the pump. (pump on my Sapphire BC29 skimmer)

I will take the white pinwheel off my old magnet and put it on the new one.
The mesh works nice but as you mentioned, needs frequent replacement as it breaks down...

ac7av
01-13-2011, 05:28 PM
For the added work involved in the mesh on that pump it doesn’t seem worth the time and damage to the pump if it comes apart. The new pinwheel will give you better numbers then the original. The increased air amount you get with the mesh is almost negligible compared to the new improved pinwheel air numbers.
I have had no start up issues using the new setup. The old one was a definite a problem child.

tat2z_21
01-13-2011, 06:58 PM
Erik,
Are you running a SICCE psk-2500? So buy the mesh modded one and the white pinwheel? That is almost 120 dollars just to fix this. Damn saltwater gods you have done it again. How do I explain to my children that I have gone through their college fund to support my addiction.

mfinn
01-13-2011, 07:05 PM
Contact Luke at reeffiltration.com and ask what the new white pinwheel/volute/venturi and magnet combo will cost. Might be better than buying all the parts at different places and paying for separate shipping.

tat2z_21
01-13-2011, 07:10 PM
Hmmmm sounds like a plan.

ac7av
01-13-2011, 11:11 PM
Luke’s the man for parts
I had to send mine into to Luke because the first one was screwing up something bad. Fortunately the new impeller had just come out and I have no problems with it now. I really don’t know about buying a mesh impeller. I know Luke can make it for your but I don’t think I would bother. The air intake with the new impeller is higher and the bubbles are finer.

tat2z_21
01-14-2011, 12:48 AM
Thanks Eric, I will definitely go and check it out. But since I have you on here are you going to make it to the meeting on Saturday. Would love to have you over.

ac7av
01-14-2011, 03:45 PM
I plan on it.
I didn’t get my card in the mail yet from PSAS yet but I figured it didn’t really matter. When I saw that the frag meeting was going to be at your placed I signed up on there site. Just trying to improve the chances of meeting being up this way as often as makes sense for the group.

BTW I’m surprised you were able to get that old boat anchor on line.

Daniel Murray
06-13-2011, 09:13 PM
Has anyone take a air reading (SCFH) of this white lighting pinwheel?