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Old 03-11-2013, 07:31 AM   #11
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Sorry, what do you mean by head? The pump came together with the skimmer, heaters, sump and tank as a complete package brand new, so I think it would be strong enough to return the water from the sump.
The head is the distance the pump can return the water to the tank.
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Old 03-11-2013, 12:53 PM   #12
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What's the height of the water level
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Old 03-11-2013, 12:56 PM   #13
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I thought he was referring to Head Pressure, which for that pump I believe is about 3.4M or 11ft. Max
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Is the pump fully submerged?
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Old 03-11-2013, 01:14 PM   #15
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I don't think the pump being out of water would keep it from turning on unless it has run for some time without water and cavitation led to catastrophic pump failure and if that is the case the tank would have been filled with micro bubbles prior to the failure. If im understanding correctly, the OP is saying it just stopped working and is not turning on.
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Old 03-11-2013, 01:15 PM   #16
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Its probably the cord on the pump that has a bad spot in it. I have one that's like that sometimes it works sometimes It doesn't. I finally just ordered a new one because I didn't want to keep going in and playing with the cord to get it to start.
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Old 03-11-2013, 01:18 PM   #17
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Also, since its been about 10+ days since the OP started this I hope he has replaced the pump by now for the fish sake.
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Old 03-19-2013, 04:42 AM   #18
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I will be replacing the pump as it's no longer working. As it's still under warranty, I am thinking of paying an extra $120 and replacing it with a Tunze 1073.40 silencer return pump. I've heard they are very quiet pumps and use up half the energy of others. I've also heard eheim pumps are good. I want a pump that is not only reliable but not noisy as well. Any thoughts in this??
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