SCWD Fix - Cleaning

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  1. Malachi

    Malachi Sea Dragon

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    Here is the manufacture web page
    http://www.3iqventures.com/
    when it works, it is great, really cleaned up the back of my aquarium.
     
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  3. Malachi

    Malachi Sea Dragon

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    Knock on wood, i hope my first was just a bad seed.
     
  4. m_lacom99

    m_lacom99 Stylophora

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    ah ok... thanks Matt
     
  5. somethingfishy

    somethingfishy Purple Spiny Lobster

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    Still not sure if I'm going to buy it. I already have 3 rio pumps like I need another problem.
     
  6. Matt Rogers

    Matt Rogers Kingfish Staff Member

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    Well I noticed the other day my scwd stopped alternating.  >:(

    Took it off (pain in the butt) and gave it the once over. Looks like lime build up has jammed it. Probably soak it in vinegar, but I don't think I'll use it again. Good concept, but all those gears seem fragile for salt. Probably have to deal with it every couple months as I have.

    I just got a Tunze Turbelle pump in the mail with wave controller, probably just use that now once I hook it up.
     
  7. Birdlady

    Birdlady Finback Whale

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    Yeah, we bought a second one so I can swap it out and clean one, while using one. So Far, so good, but I am dissapointed in how frequently it needs cleaning. I don't have any lime build up that I could see...hoping to get streams for christmas ::)
     
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  9. Malachi

    Malachi Sea Dragon

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    I wish i would of built a back up pipe line so i can shut one down while the other operates! A good by-pass line in my business is a must and i did not follow my own design guidelines.
     
  10. Matt Rogers

    Matt Rogers Kingfish Staff Member

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    I like that idea Malachi. Would make sense on a big tank. I am kinda surprised my keeps going out because I do use a sponge prefilter on my sump pump.
     
  11. Malachi

    Malachi Sea Dragon

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    since i have no filter in my tank (want nothing to feed the Hair) it actually has lastest longer then my first one. I have read a report, maybe even here, that calcium build up can cause a problem.