Is the fitting for the intake tube included? The pump is noisy, do I need to replace it??
I do not see the plate/cover in the photo on the bottom of the assembly that holds the intake tube, (where you access the impeller). I don't see it in the intake parts list either.I cleaned my impeller under water and the housing with a q-tip, everything seemed in good condition. I thought I put everything snuggly back together. Now there is an annoying rattle, (probably the impeller), and an uneven lower toned vibrating sound that I think comes from the pump. The hood is seated properly, so that's not it, but it does amplify the noise. The pump seems to be functioning ok but I think the output of water is a little less than it used to be.Did I do something when I cleaned the impeller housing and chamber? Do I have to replace this part? Any suggestions for making the pump as well as the impeller run quietly?
No, it does not come with the impeller housing. I would remove the impeller again, and clean with distilled white vinegar to ensure you get all deposits, etc. Also, when re-seating it, make sure you insert the impeller into the impeller housing first, then push them both up into the pump. Pay attention to whether the impeller fits loosely into the impeller housing when you re-connect them. If so, either the bushing on the impeller has shrunk, or the hole in the housing has become wider and one, or both, parts will need replacing. The pump is fine. It is just a magnet and cannot make noise. You may hear a weird buzzing if you have a low voltage issue with your house.Here is a link to the impeller housing if you need to buy it: http://www.marineland.com/Products/aquarium-parts/Aquarium-Kit-Parts/Eclipse-Systems-Parts/Filtration-Parts/Impeller-Housing-for-Eclipse-System-12.aspxBREX
Date published: 2016-02-18
Pump stopped, won't restart.
I've owned the aquarium a little over a year, and it's been running for about 6 months. I bought it new; mfr date is 2011. Two nights ago, the pump began making a lot of noise; I examined it and found it wasn't drawing up enough water anymore. I checked the filter box and uptake tube - clear. Checked the impeller - it spun freely, had a light biofilm coating, which I removed with a Q-tip. Reassembled & restarted, with the carbon filter box removed - restarted just fine, had plenty of uptake suction, and ran fine for a few hours. Water level was about 2 mm below the black plastic upper rim, lower edge. Then it stopped. Sometime while I slept. Now it has zero uptake suction, and no sound when plugged in. I suspect the motor burned out from running dry, but it seems to me that a brand-new pump & filter assembly, properly installed and run, shouldn't just *stop*. The light was on, so I know for a fact the aquarium had power throughout the time in question. So, what gives? There was no obstruction to begin with, just inadequate suction, possibly a weakened impeller magnet assembly? Water level was about 2 mm below the black plastic upper rim, lower edge; it varies from that as a lower level and the bottom edge of that black plastic as an upper level.
Take the impeller out again and soak it in vinegar, in case you have deposits along the shaft interfering with the magnet and blades. Swab out the pump with a q tip and vinegar as well. Water level must always be maintained at the top of the tank, just below the top frame, or the motor will over heat and can warp the reservoir area where the impeller is housed, and freeze it up.BREX
Date published: 2015-02-18
DOES THE PUMP REQUIRE A FILTER TO USE?
The pump is just the pump. You would need the impeller, intake tube, impeller cover, and strainer. For the pump to work, no, a filter is not necessary, but it is necessary to actually clean the water. The pump would only oxygenate the water if no filter cartridge is in place.BREX
Date published: 2014-06-26
Making sure this is the correct pump for my tank
I have a 12 gallon tank and I need to replace the motor, this one looks like it if it's upside down, but one answer about the dimensions makes it sound like it's too small for the 12 gallon tank. how can it be only 3.5 inches long?
If you have the Eclipse 12 acrylic tank, this is the correct pump. Length is measured from left to right, not up and down.Brex
Date published: 2013-12-18
What are the dimensions of this product?Thank you in advance.
3.5" long x 2.5" deep x 3" tall, approximately.BREX
Date published: 2013-12-05