I knew immediately i had to resolve this. Luckily i had a spare power head in the garage that i used before so it was time to use it. PHEW! The only problem with the power head is it was converted with a kit to produce more flow and although really effective it produces humming sounds from time to time and can be a little annoying. But until i can afford a new Vortech it will have to do. I had forgotten how powerful this pump was.
So what have i learned? Never get rid of old equipment, you will never know when it might be needed or even better if finances allow buy two power heads and heaters, use lighting with independent power sources and timers. This way if it fails only one item will and not all. This could save your reef investment and livestock.