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Old 09-18-2012, 12:20 AM   #11
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Uh now I see a oily film over my return pump in my sump. It's a brand new mag7 was I supposed to run it prior to putting it in my sump? I put my fingers in the water and smell them and it smells like electrical oil or something. How do I get this out
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Old 09-18-2012, 12:38 AM   #12
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An oily film, by itself, is fairly normal on a reef tank, caused by dissolved organics interacting with the surface tension. That's why overflows use surface skimming. But if it smells petroleum based rather than fish based, that could be a problem. Dip a bowl or cup into it, sinking only a tiny bit below the surface to skim it out, and once the surface is clear, try a different pump. If the film returns, it's probably just what I mentioned. BTW, are the corals better today or worse?
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They seem a little bit better. But not much. I put a hob filter back on running the cartridges with carbon hoping that might filter out any impurities... Not sure if that's a good idea or not?
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If the pump is leaking, the carbon should help. but most aquarium pumps are water cooled, not oil...
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Ya I have no idea what it is. Maybe there was something on the outside of it? I really have no idea. The glue I used for my PVC says safe for potable water. I let it completely dry, I am lost with this one. I hope I dont lose anything though.
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Do you know what the ingredients of the glue are? Dry and cured are not the same thing.
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Never looked. I was told anything that was ok for potable water is ok. It sat for 3 days before I ran anything through it.
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Old 09-19-2012, 02:36 PM   #18
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I used this glue

http://www.tchristy.net/rhbgr.php
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Guessing a hardware store guy told you that. Tons of things are safe for humans but not for marine life. LOL
I would suggest doing a large water change to be sure, and check the pump while you're at it.
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No someone on here said that actually.
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