So it seems that I purchased my tank at just the right time for everything to start dying! First my return pump went out and the box of pumps seems to be a box of fried pumps! Unless I can soak them and hope they are just locked up ... (wondering why one would keep a box of fried pumps ... ) anyway ... I came home yesterday to my skimmer pump making a crazy noise so I quickly shut it off. Pulled the whole thing because I needed to clean it anyway and was going to try soaking the pump in vinegar water and giving it a good cleaning but when I went to plug it in to circulate the water it immediately tripped the outlet. I reset it and checked the plug for water and it was dry so I tried again with the same results. It's fried! So now to my question ... I have a lifereef Skimmer. The website says you can use any pump but never says what amount of flow or size you need or anything ... at least nothing that I can find. So in looking for a replacement pump, I'm wondering what size I need ... there was very little info on the other pump but it was a standard grey pump that was bigger than my fist. It seemed to have some umph to it by I really have no idea what I'm looking for. I also don't want to break the bank as I've spent a lot on the tank recently and have been put on a budget! If we could keep it in the $100 or less range that would be awesome ... but I understand if that's not doable.