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Aquarium equipment glitch?
Tetra air pump
Loss of power -OR- Sounds very loud
Replace the worn-out rubber diaphragm:
Unplug the pump.
Open the pump by removing the screws at the bottom.
Look for the round rubber disk—that’s the diaphragm—remove and replace with a new one.
Tetra aquarium heater
Not maintaining the correct temperature
Make sure it’s been in operation for 36 hours. The heater will slowly raise or lower the temperature over time, which prevents a large temperature swing that can shock the fish. Check your water temperature with a submersible thermometer or, better yet, a strip thermometer that adheres to the glass. If the heater is not working properly, feel free to contact us anytime, or visit your local pet store.
SAFETY NOTE: Never remove a heater from the water if it is still turned on. Unplug it first, let it cool and then remove it.
Tetra Whisper Power Filter
The magnetic impeller assembly becomes clogged with debris (fish waste, mineral deposits, etc.) and the filter stops.
Clean off the debris
Remove the magnetic impeller assembly from the filter.
Place the impeller assembly in white vinegar and soak for 15-30 minutes, then rinse in warm water.
Use a Q-tip® and vinegar to swab out the impeller reservoir and intake tube, then rinse with water.
Put the magnetic impeller assembly back together. Be sure the magnet and the white blades are connected as one piece. If they have become separated, you will need a new impeller.
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