Something we don't like to do

Discussion in 'Pumps and Waterflow' started by Warr7207, 22 Jun 2008.

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    My first powerhead service and I know you guys would like pics. From the outside I thought these powerheads were going be fill of coralline inside.

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    I was also concerned the actual inlets would closeup

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    On opening up the unit I was quite surprised, only minor algae inside. Shows what a great design these Seio's are.

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    After taking apart all bits and pieces were chuck into a bucket of vinegar (with no chips - Weeman ;))

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    After 10 minutes the vinegar had turned red

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    After about 20-30 minutes of soaking in the vinegar, time to scrub down and put back together

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    All good as new

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    trad Fish, thats the word!

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    geez those heads really look good inside. How long has it been since your last service or since you put them in??
     
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    Cool pictorial Warr, i would reccommend all reefers do this every couple of moths to ensure the powerheads are efficient and last much longer, skimmers like it too, but don't use a strong solution as it can weaken and shorten the life of the equipment.
     
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    what kind of solution we talking wee-man? 1 is to 2? 1 part vinegar 2 part water?
     
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    6 Months, when you take it apart you will be well impressed with the design. Basically keeping the motor section separate from the water/impeller section
     
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    I wouldn't go that strong, 1:20 is the most i have ever used, it doesn't take much to shift the crud.
     
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    wow 1 is to 20! that weak. i would of used 1:0! learn something new everyday, espically in this hobby! warr what kind of solution did you use?
     
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    Warr you made me feel bad and I just cleaned my skimmer cup. The stuff around the inside of the neck was so thick the neck was basically closed! :( (don't try this at home)

    My skimmer only *just* fits in my sump. I hadn't cleaned it in 3 weeks because with the cold weather the glass/sump has shrunk enough that I can't even get the cup off. I had to pour cold RO water all over the skimmer body/cup and pour half boiled RO water down the sides of the glass etc to get it out...
     
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    reminds me,need to soak my DNW 200 in RO and vinegar so i can hook it up.
    also the inlets of all pumps are brushed every week using a toothbrush to prevent blockages
     
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    Pure vinegar.
     
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    :biglaugh:

    I can only imagine the smell :lol:
     

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