Are these impeller assemblies interchangeable.
Marineland pr-1282 and the Regent Aqua-Tech 170 gph powerhead impeller assembly, part number 1273.
No, they are different impellers. The PR1273 is smaller.
Date published: 2015-03-09
Is there a Stronger impeller for the 660 Powerhead
I can't count how many impellers (20+ over the years?) I have been through where the little key on the plastic housing around the shaft breaks so that the tab on the impeller itself has nothing to lock onto to cause it to spin. Do you make a version with a stronger connection mechanism that does not break so easily? I use 2 powerheads on my tank, but this is starting to bug me.
No, we do not have a different version. We haven't received any complaints on this impeller either, till now. Most likely you have hard water or do not clean the impeller frequently enough. Also, sand can wreak havoc on impellers if it gets inside. Soak the impeller monthly for a few minutes in distilled white vinegar to keep it in good working order.
Date published: 2014-11-13