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About robdog013

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    Warwick Farm, Sydney, NSW
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    fishing, cichlids, wing chun

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  1. Fx5 pump pulsing problem

    I have checked all pipes, and cleaned the impeller, even the little straw on the underside of the lid. I have only filled this filter with sponge in every basket as this is a supplementary filter. I already have another fx5 with bio and a 3ft sump full of mechanical and bio. After cleaning I re assemble and fill Galway with water to test l. The pump is already pulsing and it squirts water similar to a heart beat. At this stage there is no noise coming from the motor. When I reassemble fully and connect to my tank and turn on the motor pulses and then with every pulse makes a sound like the impeller is rubbing on somethin. I lean the filter on a 45 degree angle and the sound stops but the motor continues to pulse and micro bubbles are expelled. There is no 1 min stop after turning on to expel air which tells me there might be a problem with the chip. Surely someone has seen this happen with the fx5? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. Fx5 pump pulsing problem

    I have a problem with my fx5 the motor is pulsing and doesn't sound right I have pulled it apart and cleaned and it has a new impeller. It is an fx6 motor on an fx5 body. When I run the motor when it is not attached to the body is spins freely but is a bit noisy. If any one has any advice on how to fix that would b awesome. The motor sounds like it's pulsing Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. Hi john, Welcome back I no longer breed but have a 6x2x2 display tank one day I might get back into it
  4. Placidochromis sp. "Phenochilus Tanzania"

    Anyone selling these in Sydney?
  5. Dragon blood fry

    Do you think it will go away as the fry grows up, this is what the seller told me
  6. Dragon blood fry

    Iam not sure what cause the dot, maybe genetic
  7. Dragon blood fry

    Thanks for the heads up ged
  8. Dragon blood fry

    here is a pic, please cichlid experts tell me if this will go away with time
  9. Dragon blood fry

    I recently got some dragon blood fry some of them have black blotches and I was told that they will grow out of it. Is this true? Wish I could post a pic from my I phone
  10. Pillows on sale at target? Is it ok to use?

    They are fine, will ask them when I get home if they slept any better?
  11. Pillows on sale at target? Is it ok to use?

    I gave it a go, been three days now and the fish are fine
  12. Two pillows for 5 bucks!!!! Cheaper than buying filter matting on eBay, has anyone ever done this before? Should I leave it in the pillow casing material which is a fine mesh? Or cut it and take it out? Is this safe for my fish?
  13. best media for freshwater sump

    If there wasn't enough cyclical movement I was going to run an airline into it
  14. best media for freshwater sump

    I can see a lot of water movement and there is more water movement at the top near the inlet for the durso
  15. best media for freshwater sump

    In my weir overflow I have a durso about 4/5 of the way up and the weir is always filled with water, can I put k2 media in here or is it too dirty because the water hasn't gone through any mechanical filtration yet?