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    Frustration



    I am trying to set up a skimmer filter on my pond. There are lots of trees and bushes. I have a build up of muck on the bottom that is making the water dirty (that's another issue I am working on). I feel that if I can get a skimmer up and running before fall that at least it will help with future build up.
    So, the Tetra pumps that I have now (that I love) won't work with a skimmer because there is no inlet hookup. The first pump I bought was listed as inline, but there was no inline hookup. So I sent it back and got another that did. This one works fine, except there is not enough power to work the skimmer. It worked for a day or 2 but after that I couldn't get any flow thru the filter. The pump is running in the pond fine now without the skimmer attached. So I ordered an Hailea T5000. I really think this one will work - only one problem. It comes with an outlet adapter, but no spare for the inlet. I went to Lowes - they don't have it and the guy in the plumbing department said they didn't have anything that would work (Not sure if I believe that, but what do I know).

    I looked online and can not find the kind of adapter that I need.

    I sent a message to the seller - hoping that he will be able to sell me one, but I have to wait to hear from him.

    So frustrating. WHY is this so hard. All I need is 1.5" MPT female thread to a barbed hose.

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    My guess is you will have to make one I have never seen a 1.5 mpt to a barbed end of the same size, there might be a little confusion on your part since mpt means male pipe thread.
    At some point common sense must prevail.

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    Thanks. I got that from the description of the pump - I guess that was the thread it connects to. I'll change my search.

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    I stopped by my local hardware store on the way home yesterday. They were not able to help either - and they have more than once helped me rig something to make connections that aren't supposed to work.
    I went to a pool supply but it's a small place and they didn't really have that type of thing.
    I did get in touch with the guy I bought the pump from. He wants pics and said he could probably help me. So it looks like I will get what I need, just more waiting.

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    You could probably make your own version with a male adapter to slip in the needed size and just adding a small piece of pvc pipe maybe it's an idea worth looking at.
    At some point common sense must prevail.

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    The first pump I bought was listed as inline, but there was no inline hookup. So I sent it back and got another that did. https://www.bcspos.com/about-us This one works fine, except there is not enough power to work the skimmer. It worked for a day or 2 but after that I couldn't get any flow thru the filter.

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    Good morning, am a bit confused as to why it would stop the skimmer from working, could you post some pictures of your set up, thanks in advance.
    At some point common sense must prevail.

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