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Old 04-17-2006, 06:13 PM   #1
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Tetratec Deep Water 12 Airpump

I have had this Tetratec airpump for 4 years. It's still working, but recently it has begun to make a squeaking noise, like a bird chirp. I'm pretty sure that the pump is making this noise! Has anyone else noticed anything similar? I looked for a repair kit online and only the larger Deep Water pumps have a repair kit. Another site says that this pump rarely has a diaphragm failure. Any ideas on how to fix this? The chirping is a bit annoying! The pump is run through a gang valve and it powers two sponge filters in two 5-gallon tanks. I did adjust the gang valve slightly, but the noise didn't go away, so I put the gang valve adjustment back where it was.
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Old 04-18-2006, 01:27 PM   #2
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See if you can find the repair kit/replacement parts for it. The air filter, bellows, and some seals need to be replaced occasionally on some pumps.
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Thanks...I think that's what I'll have to do. I'll call Tetra and see what they say. I could only find the repair kits for the larger models, and DrsFosterSmith, where I purchased this pump (I think!), doesn't even have this small model on their website anymore.
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