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Old 12-08-2004, 11:59 AM   #1
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Mag 7 pump problems

I have a mag7 pump in my sump pumping water back into the main. The problem is that the protective cover on the intake, the sponge thingy, keeps getting sucked real tight and restricts the water from returning t the main. Then there is very little flow. As soon as I take it off, resumes pumping as normal. Any suggestions?
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yup, take it off. It simply becomes another fixture to clean during maintenence. Generally pumps are sectioned off so there is no fear of debris.

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Old 12-08-2004, 12:05 PM   #3
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So it's ok to leave off, and will not harm the pump??

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Yea, I don't run any of my mags with it on.
As long as no animals can get to it. 8O
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Old 12-08-2004, 01:19 PM   #5
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I have mine off as well. I want pods from the fuge to get to the main tank so leaving the sponge off is a must. I have my mag7 return and the mag5 skimmer pump in my sump with nothing on them.
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Old 12-08-2004, 03:12 PM   #6
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I did the same thing....noticed my water pressure was being restricted by the spounge. I took mine off about 9 months ago and its fine without it...not any real advantage to leaving it on...
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i concur with all respondants. Off with the sponge!!!!!
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Old 12-08-2004, 04:00 PM   #8
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I have always left mine on...until now! When I change the filter pad in my sump, it is filled with pods. I do my best to ensure I save most of them and put them back into the sump. By removing the sponge from my Mag 7, will I see a greater pod population in my main? Thanks! Lando
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I have a Mandarin and the ony way for pods to make it into my display is through the pump. I don't notice any in my display but the mandarin is getting fatter.
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Take it off and leave it off. I think you can get a plastic strainer to put on to keep snails and other large debris from going in. I have one on my9.5 that feeds the ps.
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