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Old 02-10-2014, 03:31 AM   #1
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Fluval canister

Does anyone when the motors/propellers need to be replaced in fluvals, as the flow on mine seems to have slowed down a little.
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Old 02-10-2014, 05:59 PM   #2
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are you taking the impeller/magnet assembly out every few months and cleaning/inspecting for damage? ive had my 305 up and running for about a year and there isnt a single score mark in the magnet
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Nah never took the propeller out since I installed 14 months ago. Guess next water change I'll take it apart make sure it's not clogged up, don't think it is though so it might just be my imagination.
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get a pair of needle nose pliers to remove the assembly and be extra careful because its a ceramic shaft. what i do is clean it witha very mild soap, rinse very well, dry the magnet, then i put a dab of vasoline on it and cover the magnet. also do the same thing in the motor shaft.
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Also inspect the check valve on the intake. I've had debris in there which also reduced flow.
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