2nd return pump problem in a year.

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  1. fugdub

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    Hi Guys.

    I seem to be having endless problems with return pumps.

    My first return pump was boyu 11000lph pump which kicked the bucket 5 months into its life. Not sure why it gave up but the damn thing just wouldn't pump.

    I replaced it with a 10000lph halae (spelling) pump which has now decided to leak current into my water. I was getting shocked when i put my hand in the tank while i had no shoes on. Hope this hasn't cause any problems for livestock (please advise)?

    Any idea why these pumps are doing this to me? could it be the saltwater?

    I have replaced the pump with a boyu 10000lph pump i use for water changes temporarily.

    What pump should i buy that will last more than 6months and not try kill me when i put my hands in the water.

    Thanks in advance
     
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  3. dallasg

    dallasg Moderator MASA Contributor

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    as long as the pump states its for saltwater then its fine, i think those pumps you are using are for ponds
     
  4. Visser

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    Why dont you have a look at the new waveline dc10000 pump.
    http://aquaria.co.za/shop/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=1_33_128&products_id=853
    Its a 24v dc pump withan adjustable controller (has 6 speed adjustments) and has an automatic 10 minute feeding mode as well.
    I recently purchased the DC-3000 & i enjoy it a lot!
    There is absolutely no chance that it can shock you & it should last you for years.
    Im going to replace my skimmer pump with a waveline pump as well. (you get pinwheel impellers as well.) @bryan
     
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