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Hello all,

I need a new pump for my Berlin HO skimmer - it needs abou 350 - 400 GPH. What is the best pump out there? and where can I get them?

Thanks in advance,
Tuan
 

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Check with Lise at Underwater Creations; she frequents this site and can give you info about pumps. (her banners are on this site); She set me up with some Gen X pumps which so far are proving to be top notch quality, way better than Rios at least...
 

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Some people use Mag 5 or Mag 7. That'll feed your skimmer 500-700 gph. Most Berlin Skimmer users recommend these flow rates, instead of 350-400 gph.

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I have a Berlin XL and the pump they provide is great for the job... I wouould look to replace it with the pump made for the job...
 

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Gotta watch the size of the pump and make sure it will fit in your tank. Here's the response I received from the distributors.

"If the pump is physically too big, then a Rio or the Turbo pump from Red Sea will work."

With that said, and you know my feelings on the Rios...


Thanks Chewie LOL
 

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Hi Tuan. Are you happy with the performance of your Berlin. There are some modifications that can be made to improve the performance. If you're interested I'll scare up a thread for you.:)
 

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Rick O said:
Hi Tuan. Are you happy with the performance of your Berlin. There are some modifications that can be made to improve the performance. If you're interested I'll scare up a thread for you.:)
Rick, can you dig up the thread for me? I have a berlin and it was an OK skimmer when I ran it with a Rio 2500. It was like getting a new skimmer when I started running it with an Iwaki 20 several years ago! Maybe your thread can make it even better.
 

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Ohhhh..... I'd be interested in the tweaks also... I have a Berlin XL... I do like the Turbo pump that it came with as well...
 

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I am using a mag 12 in a highly modified 50-250 red sea, works like a charm
 

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Thanks Rick O,

That's really helpful information. I've just ordered the part.
 
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