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    Not sure if this is in the correct section but it is a beginner question.

    How do you keep a Marineland power head stuck to the side of a saltwater tank?
    I have 4 Koralia's which have a nice magnetic mount and they hold their place just fine.
    Due to my larger Koralia's not always starting up correctly with my wave-maker I decided to purchase a Maxi-jet power head.
    It's a little noisy on start-up but runs fine and always starts in the correct direction.
    Well today I came home from work and my sand was blown all over the corals and live rock due to the Maxi-jet's upper suction cups letting go. My son was home and shut it down when he noticed the sand storm.
    So what tricks are there to get this power head (three suction cup mount), to stay put?
    Warning; Bulldog Pleco guarding my Sons tank now..

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    I have never liked powerheads with a suction cup only mount. I have never had much luck luck with them staying in place, just like you. That would be made even worse by the pulsing of the wave maker.

    That is why I only use Koralia and Tunze powerheads. Maybe see if you can get a used controllable Koraila or tunze that are designed to be used with a wave maker.
    If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
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  3. #3

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    Thanks for the Rep!! - steeler1 Merry Christmas! - steeler1 Merry Christmas - Cliff May you be living as high as the holiday hog this coming year! - Trillianne Happy New Year - mommy1 
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    The 4 koralia's I have are made for circulation and wave pump action. The 2 smaller 425's work great but the 2 larger 850's? go in backwards motion more then forwards.

    I have taken the maxi-jet out of my tank and put it into my live rock cycling tank which is bare except for the live rock I'm curing. I brought the 2nd koralia 425 up from that tank and hooked it up to the wave maker instead.
    Tunze is a power head I haven't come across yet but will look into. Thanks for the info.
    Suction cups are not going back in my tank. What a mess. It's taken three hours of using my turkey baster to blow off the rock and get the live sand flat again across the front.
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    I had a similar problem with one of my old powerheads suction cups. I cleaned the suction cups with alcohol and then cleaned the glass where it was going to stick. That worked very well. However, about a year later it came off and did not want to stick to the glass. I then added a measuring cup to the power cord to help hold it towards the middle of the tank and braced it with a rock lol. Those magnetic ones are the way to go. Just like the radar detector the suction cups get old and need replacing.
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    Thanks for the birthday wishes - mommy1 and gift - mommy1 Thanks for the rep - Cliff Thanks for the rep, have a cool one on me, Cheers - Cliff Thanks and a new fish for the tank - glarior 
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    Thanks for the Rep!! - steeler1 Merry Christmas! - steeler1 Merry Christmas - Cliff May you be living as high as the holiday hog this coming year! - Trillianne Happy New Year - mommy1 
    Thank you for the birthday wishes. - mommy1 Thanks for the Rep!! - steeler1 Have a Birthday fish!! - steeler1 Here you go sir, I just wish it had been a good game. - steeler1 Here's to one crummy Superbowl, lol! - Slaphppy7 
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    Thank glarior for the in-put. I have decided to leave the suction cup power head in my quarantine tank and have all 4 magnet mount heads back in my tank.
    The maxi-jet 900 really does move the water around. The Koralia 850's aren't quite as powerful but they stay put and are quieter.
    I'll stick with the two koralia 425's for my wave motion for now. Still have to check out the Tunze powerheads that were suggested.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Strider199 View Post
    The 2 smaller 425's work great but the 2 larger 850's? go in backwards motion more then forwards.
    That's actually an easy fix. There is supposed to be a rubber bumper on the inside of the front cover on the Koralia. If that is not there, the powerhead will start up in the wrong direction. That rubber bumper prevents that from happening. If you contact Hydor customer support, they should be able to send you replacements, or at least direct you to where you can get them.
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  7. #7

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    Thanks for the birthday wishes - mommy1 and gift - mommy1 Thanks for the rep - Cliff Thanks for the rep, have a cool one on me, Cheers - Cliff Thanks and a new fish for the tank - glarior 
    Thanks for the gorgeous slide show! - fishmommie Thanks for the rep the other day - Cliff It's a Sudbury Saturday Night, Cheers - Cliff Hockey finals can not be watched without a hockey pop or two - Cliff Thanks for the rep :) - Greentoads41 
    Thanks for the Rep!! - steeler1 Merry Christmas! - steeler1 Merry Christmas - Cliff May you be living as high as the holiday hog this coming year! - Trillianne Happy New Year - mommy1 
    Thank you for the birthday wishes. - mommy1 Thanks for the Rep!! - steeler1 Have a Birthday fish!! - steeler1 Here you go sir, I just wish it had been a good game. - steeler1 Here's to one crummy Superbowl, lol! - Slaphppy7 
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    "There is supposed to be a rubber bumper on the inside of the front cover on the Koralia."
    I've cleaned my power heads and I know for sure there were no rubber bumpers inside the front cover/guard.
    Thanks GoldBarb, I'll check into this.
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    Are the rubber bumpers that you guys are talking about the ones shown in the below pic between the two plates ?



    If those are missing that would certainly cause the powerhead not to work as good as it should
    If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
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    No, those is the shock absorbing feature of the pump, and those do not effect performance, they just make the pump quieter. The rubber bumper is the one pictured below:
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    Thanks Goldbarb
    If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
    "Not using a quarantine tank is like playing Russian roulette. Nobody wins the game, some people just get to play longer than others." - Anthony Calfo
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