Jump to content

broken return pump!!!


Recommended Posts

Ok.... SO I was doing a water change...


Turned off return pump... when I turned it back on... NOTHING!!!


To top things off when i tried to get the darn thing out of the sump I broke off the part that goes in to the return tube! F@*K!


SO I finally got the pump out... cleaned it up a bit and seems to be running again...


I have to go get a part to fix what I broke...


My questions is... are the fish ok with 3/4 tank of water with powerheads running of a while?!?!?!?


Thanks for the info!!



Link to comment
Share on other sites

As long as you have power heads running it will be fine for awhile. Depending upon what you have could even work for quite awhile however you will lose the benefits the sump provides so the tank may slowly degrade over several days. (Skimmer, etc.)


Note: Be sure there is some circulation in the sump as well.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Thanks Rick and CCR.


I thought it would be ok, but wasn't sure how long they would be fine for. I was lucky I didn't do this water change in the evening like I normally do.... as no one would have been open to help me out!!


I guess this is a perfect example on why we should have spare pumps and stuff at home... just for such emergencies!


Thanks again!


Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


  • Create New...