HybridAZN's 180 gallon build

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  1. mdbannister

    mdbannister Ahh...the Reef Life Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter Photo of the Month Award R2R Excellence Award Partner Member 2018 Article Contributor Build Thread Contributor

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    Unfortunately, I have both of you beat right now. I'm an acro annihilator. :(

    I saw this update, and I was like, "huh???"
     
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  2. Brew12

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    Wasn't this your last FTS?
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    :p
     
  3. mdbannister

    mdbannister Ahh...the Reef Life Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter Photo of the Month Award R2R Excellence Award Partner Member 2018 Article Contributor Build Thread Contributor

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    LOLOL!
     
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    Dang that's bad burn, lol
     
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  5. hybridazn

    hybridazn Acro killer..... Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter 3RMAS Member Photo of the Month Award R2R Excellence Award Showcase Editor Partner Member 2018 Build Thread Contributor

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    Don't worry, hopefully you get it turned around haha.

    Dang, cuts like a knife hahaha
     
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    hybridazn Acro killer..... Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter 3RMAS Member Photo of the Month Award R2R Excellence Award Showcase Editor Partner Member 2018 Build Thread Contributor

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    During my quarterly cleaning of my pumps I was scrubbing clean my wavs and I found this

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    The magnet is scrapped up and is swelling. I contacted Neptune and they sent me an RMA to send in the pump. Now these pumps are from 2015(won in the macna raffle by @mdbannister) but they sat in the box until last year when I got them and fired them up.

    So my question is, should I send in the pump even though it's clearly out of warranty or just order a new impeller? The person I spoke to said he can try to get it covered under warranty but can't make any promises which I totally understand.

    What would you all do?
     
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  7. mdbannister

    mdbannister Ahh...the Reef Life Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter Photo of the Month Award R2R Excellence Award Partner Member 2018 Article Contributor Build Thread Contributor

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    I say send it in
     
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    If he says to send it in you are better off just buying a new impeller. :p

    In a more serious moment I really would order a new impeller. There is absolutely no reason to send in the entire motor. There is no problem in the motor that can cause swelling in the rotor. My concern is that you will send in the motor with the RMA and then find out it won't be covered. At that point, you will have to pay for the new rotor anyway, and then return shipping.

    If anything, just send them the rotor. That way if they won't do a warranty replacement of the rotor you can tell them to toss it and just order a new one without the extra charges.
     
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  9. hybridazn

    hybridazn Acro killer..... Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter 3RMAS Member Photo of the Month Award R2R Excellence Award Showcase Editor Partner Member 2018 Build Thread Contributor

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    Yea might as well. I just hate boxing stuff up lol
     
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    hybridazn Acro killer..... Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter 3RMAS Member Photo of the Month Award R2R Excellence Award Showcase Editor Partner Member 2018 Build Thread Contributor

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    That was my exact thought as well. Still having to buy the impeller and have to pay for 2x shipping.
     
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    Can someone tell me what would cause it swell up like that?
     
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  12. hybridazn

    hybridazn Acro killer..... Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter 3RMAS Member Photo of the Month Award R2R Excellence Award Showcase Editor Partner Member 2018 Build Thread Contributor

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    I'm guessing heat generated by constantly being in motion and cooler water around it might be issues to cause it to fail this way.

    I've had multiple different pumps do this, it's almost par for the course anymore lol. This is why I constantly clean and inspect my pumps anymore.
     
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  13. mdbannister

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    I like this plan. Do this
     
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    :p:p:p:cool:
     
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    Is the hole in the motor where the impeller goes still a perfect circle? A lot of times when the impeller does that it will scar and oblong that hole and the motor is shot.
    That’s probably why they want to see the whole thing.
     
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    Good point.

    If the motor block is fine, then I'd just buy the impeller from BRS with free shipping and get the BRS points too.

    JMO :)
     
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  17. hybridazn

    hybridazn Acro killer..... Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter 3RMAS Member Photo of the Month Award R2R Excellence Award Showcase Editor Partner Member 2018 Build Thread Contributor

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    They want me to send the whole pump in, not just the rotor

    Really hard to tell this by the naked eye you you made a great point. If that is the case with the motor doing this I really hope they cover it under warranty haha

    That is def what I would do.
     
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    Send them both in and let them determine if they can be repaired or replaced ...hopefully the warranty will be honored since the pump failed on you with very limited use. I just had the same thing happen to me with a brand new pump made in Germany. It sat in the box collecting dust for almost two years ...and pump does not work at all. It is still under warranty though.

     
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  19. mdbannister

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    Meh. I'd send it in and pay the shipping. How much can shipping cost anyway? Don't you work for the Post Office? :p
     
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    And you live in PA! Just drive to EcoTech! Geez! :p ;Hilarious;Hilarious
     
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