Thank you to the 2 guys who responded to my question regarding the maxi-jets. Well i did as you said, seem to be running fine, but the have this annoying hum coming from them right now. So much so if i didnt know better about these i would take them out as is really deters from the tank. Do they hum like this while they break in? or is there something else i did wrong to create this hum. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
I have had occasional noises, once so bad I replaced it with the one I use for mixing SW. Mine sounded more like something in the impeller--if that is the right term. I rinsed the unit and it was quite again.
45 gal AGA
2 Maxijet 900 PHs
1 Blue Damsel
1 Yellow Tail Damsel
2 Percula Clown
1 Yellow Tang (Small)
1 Peppermint Shrimp
3 Astrea, 3 Cerith, and Unknown Nassarius (LR hitch hikers Snails
I have them attached on the back glass using the 3 suction cup hookups. As background to how i put them together, I assembled the strainer area and installed it, attached the piece that pushes the water out and plugged the hole, and then stuck them to the back. Any thoughts on what to do to correct this? Did i forget something? Should i shut them off and try turning them on again.
shutting the off and turning them on again a few times in a row will usually dislodge any "larger" things that may have gotten sucked up into them. For me this usually eliminates any unwanted noise. In general I can only hear the hum of my powerheads if I put my ear up to the glass where they are located.
55 gal FOWLR
Euro-reef 5-2 skimmer, 29 gallon sump
3x penguin 1140 ph
2x65 10,000K and 2x65 03 Acintic
40lbs cc/30lbs argonite sand mixture
80lbs keys rock (www.liverocks.com awesome stuff)
25lbs fiji/tonga lr
10lbs lace base rock (now hapily live with lots of coraline growth)