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  1. gaboon

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    Both skimmer and overflow pumps sold 2nd hand to me dont work. Wanted to put them in the other 2 containers with LR purchased today. What will happen with no circulation?
     
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  3. lIghty

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    Sure the plug is working, no load shedding there? :lol:

    perhaps cover container with cling wrap to keep moisture in? I'm no expert!
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    Kanga Retired Moderator MASA Contributor

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    exactly what I asked in the other thread?:lol::lol: Damn happened to me today, the 2 prong adaptor was deeeeed.

    where did the rock come from, I.e when did it come out of the tank?
     
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  5. gaboon

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    Changed both plugs:(. Gonna pick a fight tomorrow. Any other advise about circulation?
     
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    Alan Admin MASA Contributor

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    Use an airstone with an air pump.
     
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    You going to need circulation for the liverock. If nothing else turn the water with a cup every couple of hours and get a powerhead tomorrow as soon as you can.
     
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    Is the rock submerged under water in a container? Like Alan says, use a air stone but put it at the bottom of a piece 3/4" pipe so it acts like a pump that should circulate water better - an ideal!
     
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    Thanks, will do. I'm peeved I never checked the pumps before! I bought the whole setup 2nd hand from the LFS up the road from me. I dont think its a coincidence that both pumps and powerhead aren't working.
     
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    Sorry, yes all LR submerged, 1 new powerhead running, been rotating it between tubs but gonna have to go to bed sometime
     
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    This sounds like a good idea. Place the pipe in the middle of your rock ie pack your rock around the pipe.

    Commiserations dude.
     
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    Mekaeel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    have you tried opening up the pumps to check if the impellors arent jammed?maybe something couldve found its way into the impellor an causing it not to spin.
     
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