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Old 07-14-2006, 10:06 AM   #1
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busted pump...please help

Hey guys, looking for some fast advice here. I think my main pump is busted - it's not pumping, very hot and keeps tripping my GFCI. I'm going to take it into the LFS when it opens in a few hours. In the meantime, what can I do to keep my tank as safe as possible until I can get things flowing again? Should I toss in a bubbler until I get back? Thanks for the fast help!

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Old 07-14-2006, 02:03 PM   #2
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What pump? Is it a powerhead or a return from a sump/fuge? Either way, if you are replacing it in the next few hours there is no cause for alarm. Everything should be just fine.
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im not sure, but if tripping and its hot, its sound like you burned out the pump. youre probably already home with a nice new pump.
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