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Old 08-18-2016, 11:55 AM   #531
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My water pump went out a couple of days ago. I had a small pump on hand to put in place until I could order a better one. I received it yesterday and I'm getting ready to install it.
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Old 08-18-2016, 06:35 PM   #532
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My water pump went out a couple of days ago. I had a small pump on hand to put in place until I could order a better one. I received it yesterday and I'm getting ready to install it.
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I have the same exact one on my tank. So far, I really like it.
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Old 08-19-2016, 05:38 AM   #533
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I was hoping there would be someone that was using it. I'm glad you like it. I was a little skeptical about getting it due to some of the reviews I was seeing on it. I like it so far and I like the fact that It's adjustable to. Im curious to see how long it will last.


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Old 09-06-2016, 11:47 AM   #534
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Sadly that pump has a flaw. It was designed by a Canadian company in Ontario and I talked to them directly. Part of the speed control is located in the pump body and is prone (very) to burn out. That's what happened to mine. They redesigned the pump with all of the controller in the remote part, which is bigger. The redesigned model has a 30 minute feed timer, the flawed one a 10 minute.
China, with their attention to detail, refused to stop production and sell them under a slew of other names.
Mine ran perfectly for about 6 months I think it was before it failed. But that was as an external pump in a warmer salt water tank. If yours is submerged in a fresh water tank you may have enough heat dissipation to avoid burning out the controller part.


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Old 09-07-2016, 07:10 AM   #535
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Thanks for that info Ingy. Mine is internal in a saltwater tank sober will see what happens.


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Old 01-08-2017, 02:58 PM   #536
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I have been lazy doing my water changes. Partly because I am moving most of this rock into my 125 and thought I would have had it up and running by now. So it's been quit a while since I did a water change. I think because of this and probably over feeding the tank I have a ton of bubble algae in this tank.

I have started removing rock and trying to get the algae off. The rock that I have removed I'm not putting back in. Is there a easier way to remove the algae?

I also have a lot of nuisance polyps. They are trying to squeeze out my L A Lakers. The rock they are on is huge so next weekend I want to remove that rock and scrape off the nuisance polyps. I have to start doing these water changes regularly.

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A toothbrush is the solution to both of what you are talking about. Just scrub at the issue while doing a water change so you can siphon out as much as possible. It helped me go after algae and overbearing green palys that I regret putting in the tank.
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Thanks hank. I was trying to scrape it off with a old knife. The toothbrush sounds like a good idea. I will give it a try this weekend. I
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Why else are we supposed to go to the dentist every 6 months? Free aquarium toothbrush.
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Yes that is true. I pulled some of these green palms out of my tank today they in a couple of spots in the substrate. Can you just throw the in the trash?
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