How to restore your Bubble Magus Doser

Discussion in 'Filters, Pumps, etc..' started by Matt Rogers, Jul 13, 2014.

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  1. Matt Rogers

    Matt Rogers Kingfish Staff Member

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    Thanks!
    I would imagine this happens to many dosers that use the same kind of setup (with peristaltic hoses, etc).

    That makes a lot of sense. Re-reading the original tutorial I see he mentions just the pins. I think I'll get in there this weekend and clean up the rollers. Thanks for pointing that out Hunter.
     
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  3. Va Reef

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    So knowing this, how would you redo your original write up?
     
  4. Matt Rogers

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    I would mention the bit about just greasing the pins. But I don't won't to do this until I take them apart and see what's going on. I'll do it as soon as possible.
     
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    Where can I find the hose? I have searched all through Google with no luck.
     
  6. Matt Rogers

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    Link in first post.
     
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    Premium Aquatics no longer lists them on the site.
     
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  9. Matt Rogers

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    Wow I just ordered the hose from them not long ago. Give them a call
     
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    Having used a peristaltic pump for about 7 years now I would agree on no grease on the rollers, shaft or tubing. I disassemble mine 3 or 4 times a year, clean the shaft, rollers and exterior of the silicone tube using denatured alcohol or a GooGone type cleaner then reassemble dry. I was shocked at all the black build up you get on the shaft and rollers in that length of time. After 6 years I finally replaced my first silicone tube and was amazed at the service life it provided.

    One tip I was taught was to mount the pump outside the sump if possible so the atmosphere it is in is dryer. The additional moisture inside the stand makes it build up quicker.