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Showing posts from May, 2010

Whats that strange noise coming from the fish tank?

Not the best thing for your partner to say to you. Obviously i had to investigate and after a quick look i concluded it was my power head. It sounded like it was sticking then it continued to run, strange i thought. just then thought i will have to keep a lookout for this happening again. But about two hours later after watching some TV i looked into the reef aquarium, to my horror all was still. No water movement, WHAT! The power head had failed.

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 bett…