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Old 08-13-2012, 04:48 PM   #11
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Yes I would add the old media with the new Biomax media that will come with the 305, then after a couple of weeks you can remove the old stuff if you need it somewhere else.
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Old 08-13-2012, 05:25 PM   #12
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Okay. Thanks again!
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Old 08-17-2012, 07:49 PM   #13
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well i got the filter, all was good.
but my dad broke the motor, by not putting he prop cover on wrong, and forcing the top on. the motor made a ton of loud noises, and its broke..
i called rhe number and it turned out that they just closed 5 minutes before i called.
so this day has sucked.
will they give me a new filter, or motor?
am i going to have to tell them that the prop broke so i can get it back?
i spent all my money on this and i cant waste anymore money.
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Old 08-17-2012, 08:23 PM   #14
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Wow that sucks, I'm sure he feels horrible about it as well. Fluval has great customer service so I think I would say it was broken already, I hate when people do that since it raises the cost of products but in this situation that's what I'd do. Any chance to fix it? Maybe send me some pictures if your like.
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Yea, it doest look any different than normal, it is just very loud, and rattly.
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Do you have the unit primed properly? They are very simple, there's a impeller cover, impeller, motor.
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Yea, it was primed. I watched the video. He haf the impellor cover on wrong, and it was sticking out, and he forced the lid on.
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If its just a broken impeller cover those are fairly cheap around $10, I can't see damaging the motor from that. The impeller cover should have broken much quicker than the motor itself.
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Nothing looks broke, but the filter is super loud, and rattles alot. He cover is in perfect shape, but the motor may be broke or something.
How would i get a new motor?
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I also tried it a second time and primed it until all bubbles were out.
When i took the hoses off i drained it and it was full.
The motor still seemed loud
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