I contacted Marine land about the problem. They had several solutions all requiring replacement parts. After the suggestion of part #4 I got nervous about costs of the pieces.
By the end of my consult all pieces are en route free of charge(I paid shipping). You cant get much better than that. New intake tube, new return tube, D ring and some lube.
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40lbs livesand(bag from LFS
), 30lbs live rock(LR
2 O. Clowns
1 peppermint shrimp, 5 red leg hermit crabs,
4 mexican turbo snails, 15 nassarius snails
ricordea mushroom, candy cane coral,
super color polyps, hairy mushrooms
bubble coral, hawiian feather duster
coralife lunar 2x65, HOT magnum canister
10 Gal refugium(chaeto) & seaclone skimmer