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Old 05-27-2018, 04:34 PM
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What are some good power head options?

The one that went was a hydor koralia.

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Old 05-27-2018, 04:39 PM
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So yesterday bought some tiger pods and a couple astrea snails. Wife also bought a nice kole Tang.

The real shitty thing is at some point in the night one of my power heads blew. Woke up to a weird smell in the apartment and when I opened the lid to the tank the one power head was smoking a bit and smelt like burning plastic...

So everything in the tank is dead. Fish all the snails all the pods... Hopefully coral makes it.



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Ahh WTF!!? What kind of powerhead was it?
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Old 05-27-2018, 04:43 PM
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Hydor koralia power head. It had been giving me trouble the last little while, making weird noises and stuff. But I cleaned it and all had been good the last 2 weeks.

Now the apartment and the tank has a nice almost cigarette smell to it...

Wife is ****ed the $60 fish she bought yesterday is dead.

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Old 05-27-2018, 05:33 PM
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Brutal! Sorry to hear. I would probably do some large WC to make sure if any chemicals are in the water.
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Old 05-27-2018, 05:48 PM
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Jeez. So sorry to hear.... I have a wonky Jebao powerhead in my tank still and now I'm thinking I should fast-track getting a replacement.


Hey, if you're interested, you're welcome to some of my chaeto. Mine has grown to a basketball size and has a healthy copepod population. Also some mushrooms/live rock rubble.
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Old 05-27-2018, 06:24 PM
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Jeez. So sorry to hear.... I have a wonky Jebao powerhead in my tank still and now I'm thinking I should fast-track getting a replacement.


Hey, if you're interested, you're welcome to some of my chaeto. Mine has grown to a basketball size and has a healthy copepod population. Also some mushrooms/live rock rubble.
Ya it sucks. I think I have to completely restart. So I will take you up on the chaeto offer at a later time.

I would for sure replace it. I should have replaced mine when it started acting up...

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So I took apart the power head and this is what I found.

Looks like it melted. There was a bunch of black plastic pieces all over the tank.

My worry now is, do I have to replace the sand?

Is there chemicals in my tank that I won't be able to remove with water changes?

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Old 05-27-2018, 08:48 PM
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Did a 100% water change and added a bunch of activated carbon. Still smells like chemicals though.

Not sure if I will have the budget if I have to buy new sand and new live rock.

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Wow I've never seen a single powerhead take out a tank like that! Yikes! Sorry to hear. Hopefully some things will pull through.
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Old 05-27-2018, 10:02 PM
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All the snails, pods and the kole Tang I picked up yesterday died.

The frogspawn and hammer coral look ok, but not super happy in my low flow weak light 10 gallon. The acropora I have have all lost their colour. Not sure if it will come back or not.

Going to try and find someone who can take my coral for a bit. I am pretty sure the tank will have to recycle and I don't think they will survive my 10 gallon.

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