Ever had a pump jam?

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Ever had a pump jam?

  1. Yes!

    63.2%
  2. No.

    36.8%
  1. Matt Rogers

    Matt Rogers Kingfish Staff Member

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    One of the biggest drags for me is having a pump jam, has that happened to you?
     
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  3. jtReef

    jtReef Ritteri Anemone

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    The only thing that makes mere mad than the pump jam is a PH coming off of its suction cups :)
     
  4. Matt Rogers

    Matt Rogers Kingfish Staff Member

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    Ha. I'm with you on that. :)
     
  5. Tangster

    Tangster 3reef Sponsor

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    I have had pumps to jam more times then I care to recount LOL I as a rule try to take them down and service them at least once a yr. Just did them last weekend. At the Ca. and DK levels we run it takes toll on them and the seals and impeller's .. I have a skimmer now that I need to replace the venturi cone in water is so hard it wore it to large to create any pressure increase to allow the air to be drawn in to make bubbles..
     
  6. coral reefer

    coral reefer Giant Squid

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    Yup, I have had the powerheads suction breakdown and of course the powerhead has to land on a coral and blow other corals off of the rock they were situated on. I have also had my pump for my skimmer jam...
     
  7. EPIC LOKI

    EPIC LOKI Astrea Snail

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    funniest thing is it happened yesterday.....friday the 13th is wierd
     
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  9. sssnake

    sssnake Montipora Digitata

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  10. jonathan

    jonathan Aiptasia Anemone

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    the only pumps i've ever bought are maxijets (400,600,1200) and a quiet one 1200 (recently for a closed loop). i've never had a problem with any of them...
     
  11. Blade_Runner

    Blade_Runner Gigas Clam

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    Lots of Rio internals. No externals, although I fried a MD40 clone running it dry.
     
  12. GraviT

    GraviT Coral Banded Shrimp

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    My Quiet One return pump jams all the darned time due to calcium build-up.