Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Freshwater > Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 12-26-2011, 09:18 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Ceej's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Mi
Posts: 566
Help!!! AC 50 stopped working!

My AC 50 stopped working. I unplugged it while doing a PWC. Filled it up, plugged it in, and it doesn't work. Only 1 month old!

I have an AC20 on a 10g fishless cycling. Should I use that? I'm so lost on what to do. Petsmart where I bought it, is closed.

Currently 6 Harlequin Rasbora, 2 Cherry Barb and 8 ghost shrimp in this 29g tank. Water is turning cloudy!
__________________

__________________
Ceej is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-26-2011, 09:22 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
VioletEmber's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: SF Bay Area, CA
Posts: 489
Did you jiggle it? I know this sounds ridiculous, but this has happened to me with a different filter and I freaked out, but kept messing with it, pouring more water in it, etc and it eventually started up again. Hopefully someone else will have some more specific advice! Plus, I bet your fish will be ok overnight. Many people have power outages and the fish survive!
__________________

__________________
VioletEmber is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-26-2011, 09:23 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Florida
Posts: 2,706
Pull out the impeller and give it a good rinse. Maybe even rinse out the filter. Maybe there is something sticking the impeller.
__________________
I support the right to arm bears.
blert is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-26-2011, 09:24 PM   #4
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Ceej's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Mi
Posts: 566
Quote:
Originally Posted by VioletEmber
Did you jiggle it? I know this sounds ridiculous, but this has happened to me with a different filter and I freaked out, but kept messing with it, pouring more water in it, etc and it eventually started up again. Hopefully someone else will have some more specific advice! Plus, I bet your fish will be ok overnight. Many people have power outages and the fish survive!
I'll keep trying. I can't make it to the store before work in the morning!
__________________
Ceej is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-26-2011, 09:25 PM   #5
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Ceej's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Mi
Posts: 566
Quote:
Originally Posted by blert
Pull out the impeller and give it a good rinse. Maybe even rinse out the filter. Maybe there is something sticking the impeller.
I pulled it out and rinsed it off. Should I rinse out what the impeller slides down into? Idk what it's called.
__________________
Ceej is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-26-2011, 09:37 PM   #6
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Florida
Posts: 2,706
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ceej

I pulled it out and rinsed it off. Should I rinse out what the impeller slides down into? Idk what it's called.
Yes, I would. Make sure that you float your media in the tank so it doesn't dry out while you are cleaning the filter housing.
__________________
I support the right to arm bears.
blert is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-26-2011, 09:40 PM   #7
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Ceej's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Mi
Posts: 566
When I screw the motor back on to the casing, the impeller hits the casing and pushes the impeller down onto the pin which stops it from spinning. Rinsed everything off in case dirt or something was in it.
__________________
Ceej is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-26-2011, 09:41 PM   #8
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Ceej's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Mi
Posts: 566
Quote:
Originally Posted by blert

Yes, I would. Make sure that you float your media in the tank so it doesn't dry out while you are cleaning the filter housing.
Thank you! I did forget.
__________________
Ceej is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-26-2011, 10:02 PM   #9
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Ceej's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Mi
Posts: 566
Fixed! Idk what was wrong. Sorry for freaking out lol, but I appreciate the help immensely, violet and blert!
__________________
Ceej is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-26-2011, 10:24 PM   #10
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Florida
Posts: 2,706
Excellent. Probably just crud or sand or muck buildup in the impeller housing.
__________________
I support the right to arm bears.
blert is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-26-2011, 10:32 PM   #11
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
VioletEmber's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: SF Bay Area, CA
Posts: 489
Yay! Don't worry about freaking out, now you know what to do next time and saved yourself a trip to the store!
__________________
VioletEmber is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-27-2011, 07:26 PM   #12
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Ceej's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Mi
Posts: 566
Quote:
Originally Posted by VioletEmber
Yay! Don't worry about freaking out, now you know what to do next time and saved yourself a trip to the store!
Haha, actually, it stopped working 20 minutes later. Didn't want to keep fiddling with it, so I turned my bubble wand on all night and went to go exchange it this morning. But you're right, I'll know what to do next time if it happens.
__________________
Ceej is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-28-2011, 02:10 AM   #13
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
VioletEmber's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: SF Bay Area, CA
Posts: 489
D'oh!

I hope you have better luck with the new one!
__________________
VioletEmber is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-28-2011, 08:01 PM   #14
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Ceej's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Mi
Posts: 566
Quote:
Originally Posted by VioletEmber
D'oh!

I hope you have better luck with the new one!
Lol, me too. Thank you.
__________________

__________________
Ceej is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Fluval u2 not working. Help!! Fishies86 General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 3 10-05-2011 02:57 AM
My aquaclear 20 isnt working... Ellenquacker72 Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 9 09-21-2011 08:43 AM
Help working with acrylic SaltyH2O DIY Projects 4 09-02-2011 08:13 PM
Biocube fan no working ddek1 Nano Reefs 2 08-26-2011 09:13 PM
Aquaclear 110 stopped working Greeny General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 3 08-15-2011 08:31 PM







» Photo Contest Winners







All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:50 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.