PSK 100H skimmer help

Discussion in 'Eshopps Inc.' started by reefmonkey, Jul 2, 2010.

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  1. reefmonkey

    reefmonkey Giant Squid

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    I picked up a customer return psk 100h for a very very good price imo. Supposedly the pump was bad and it leaks. All of the o rings look good and the pump gave response when I plugged it in for a second. So I'm hoping that it moves water. I'm also assuming all of the pieces are there. I didn't get to look at it very long. UPS was late and I had to go.

    Anyway I'm going to set it up tomorrow and give it a test. I'm hoping if anyone can tell me how to prime and adjust water level.


    Added 7/3:
    I set it up and found one small leak that I fixed by cleaning to O ring and the groove it sits in. Got it primed and running hanging on a bucket. The pump is LOUD. Figured out how to adjust the water level, that was very simple. I'll be contacting Eshopps for a quote on a pump and it'll be good to go. For $31 + whatever the pump runs I can't complain.
     
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  3. chaostactics

    chaostactics Plankton

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    leaky o rings should be replaced but in a pinch silicone lubricant will help seal a o ring if the issue isn't that bad, it is also a good idea to add silicone lubricant to o rings when replacing them, or servicing your pumps.
     
  4. reefmonkey

    reefmonkey Giant Squid

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    LOL they were just dirty or incorrectly installed. Took them out and cleaned them and the seat grooves....no leaks! A brand new skimmer for $19 + shipping! ;D
     
  5. reefmonkey

    reefmonkey Giant Squid

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    Hey Louie! No need for instructions or a new pump so just disregard all of the above asking for help. The design is true to Eshopps and was fairly simple to figure out. I took the pump apart and gave it a good cleaning, including the impeller. It's quiet as a church mouse now and producing whole bunch of gunk grabbin micro bubbles! I know when it breaks in it is going to blow my reefocto 100h out the stand! Now I'm in the market for a PSK-75 for my mantis tank. ;)
     
  6. 2in10

    2in10 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Glad it is working, enjoy cleaning the nasty gunk being removed.;)
     
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