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Old 05-27-2004, 06:06 PM   #1
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Sand in pumps/filters

I'm having trouble with sand getting in my pumps and especially my filter and causing the motor to stop, I'm afraid this is going to burn out the motor. I tried using a coarse sponge in the intake, but it seemed to be putting too much stress on the pump. Any ideas?

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What kind of pump.

Most pumps can be taken apart for cleaning.
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Old 05-27-2004, 07:56 PM   #3
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Could also be abiotic precip (whitish film). A vinegar/water solution would help with that.

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It seems to be sand grains in the mechanism, I can take it apart to clean it but it seems to have to be cleaned everyday.
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what type of pump? If it is in your fuge, try adding baffles to help the sand settle out. If the tank ic cycling, wait a while till the bacteria colonizes on the sand and yu should get less sand in the pump
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