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Old 04-23-2012, 05:20 PM   #1
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Loss of flow

I did my pwc as normal at the weekend and when I turned pump back on to start with it wouldn't run then after maybe 30 seconds the pump came on. This was odd as normally it comes in instantly but since then I have noticed a serious reduction in flow. I have a juwel rio 180 so have the bio flow 3.0 filter system. I have only had the tank 4 months. I pwc every week and change pads as instructed by juwel. Has anyone else experienced this at all?
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Old 04-23-2012, 05:27 PM   #2
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More then likely a piece of debris got into the props housing..take it apart and rinse out the inside that holds the props magnet and it should be good
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Old 04-23-2012, 08:15 PM   #3
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take it apart soak it vinegar for about 30min scrub it down with a new toothbrush let soak again for about another 30min. Then soak it in freshwater and put back in tank usually works great for me, I do this to all pumps and powerheads ever six months
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