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Old 07-04-2010, 09:32 PM   #331
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It was about 10" below the surface. It was happy and the color was awesome. It was one of my favorite corals.
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Old 07-04-2010, 10:16 PM   #332
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Old 07-12-2010, 01:56 AM   #333
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Its always something.... for some reason one of my returns it much weaker than the other return and much weaker than it used to be. I tried shutting down the "good" return, hoping that the increased pressure would blow whatever is slowing down my flow, but that didnt work. I kept the good one closed and unplugged and replugged the return pump a few times but that didn't help either. Then I took off the lock-line to see if there was some bubble algae or something in there.... nothing.
My plumbing is all pvc so I don't see how an algae could have built up in there??? Next I will try taking apart my return pump. But I don't think thats what the problem is because the other return works great.
Any other ideas how to fight back and beat this issue?
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Do you have some sort of hose or wire that you could push the length of the pipe?
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I don't have one, but any ideas what I could get? It would have to be something which can safely touch my reef tank water. It would also need to be able to make some 90-degree turns.
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I would clean the impeller of the pump. Could just be that the one return is the easier path and there is a drop in output from your pump.
When you closed the good one off, did the secondary one pick up at all?
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I would clean the impeller of the pump. Could just be that the one return is the easier path and there is a drop in output from your pump.
When you closed the good one off, did the secondary one pick up at all?
Yes it picked up, but not as powerful as like the first one. I tried to look into the impellar chamber yesterday. It looked clean, but I think I will take it apart tonight.
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has this just started? I know you have done this but is one run longer that the other? I know that is not the issue just thought I would mention it.

a pipe snake that it good for drinking water should do the trick. They are expensive though. (there is no copper)
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has this just started? I know you have done this but is one run longer that the other? I know that is not the issue just thought I would mention it.

a pipe snake that it good for drinking water should do the trick. They are expensive though. (there is no copper)
Yes, just started. They are both the same exact lenght. Just about everything in my tank is symmetrical and redundant. I have 2-overflows, 2-returns, going to get a 2nd ATO float switch, just got a battery backup for my powerheads etc.
The drinking water pipe snake is a good idea. If cleaning the return pump doesn't work, I will look into how much they cost. Thanks
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Yes, just started. They are both the same exact lenght. Just about everything in my tank is symmetrical and redundant. I have 2-overflows, 2-returns, going to get a 2nd ATO float switch, just got a battery backup for my powerheads etc.
The drinking water pipe snake is a good idea. If cleaning the return pump doesn't work, I will look into how much they cost. Thanks
You could probably rent a really good one for less then $20... they are usually long. I still say use something shorter that is slightly flexible if you got something like that around the house and go from the top down.
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