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Old 06-04-2015, 05:10 PM   #1
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Aquarium Air Pump loosing power?

It was fine a few days ago but now its creating less bubbles and the sound of the pump is getting louder. anyway i can restore it? It was expensive
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Old 06-04-2015, 05:14 PM   #2
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I believe reading about a soak in vinegar to clean it out. I know that's one way to clean air stones.


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Old 06-04-2015, 05:30 PM   #3
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There should be a filter in it. Have you checked that?
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Clean the filter if it has one and check the check valves if you are using them.Tetra and most higher end brands can be rebuilt.Big Al's has the parts for the Tetras and maybe some others.
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Where can I find this filter? Is it the cotton thing on the bottom?


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Where can I find this filter? Is it the cotton thing on the bottom?


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Yes the cotton thing.
What kind of pump(model #?)
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It's a 60-100 gal tetra pump. I checked the cotton filter and there were some black stuff on it. Other than that taking it out doesn't seem to make it any better


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Take it apart to see what is broken/worn.
My guess is the diaphrams(common).
Tetra Whisper Air Pump Diaphragm Repair Kit Assembly 60 100 | eBay
Many parts and repair kits available for your pump.
Link above is just one.
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Before you take anything apart, check the air stone for restriction. When noise increases, it is often due to increased resistance to flow.
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