Leaf on the Wind
Morning guys! So last night I had a problem with my return pump. Was doing maintenance and decided to clean up my power heads and return. Only thing is impeller wouldn't start on return. Tried to take it out, was so stuck I had to use plyers and mangled the impeller blades a bit. I noticed the problem to be very hard, grey sediment around the opening that the impeller drops into as well as the shaft of the impeller. I also have had problems with my koralias needing a "jump start" from time to time. Impeller would kind of get stuck and either wouldn't start or would run backwards. Any ideas? Whats this grey stuff? Its very hard, almost like quickcrete, actually reminds me of the stuff. I dose with BBS several times a week and kalk maybe once or twice a week. Could that be the problem? I was able to get a lot of by soaking in vinegar but not all. I notice my octopus skimmer acting funny too, maybe this build up is affecting it. Any ideas on how to prevent it or how to clean it up would be awesome. Thanks!