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RE: [APD] Vortex HELP! -- NOVEL cut short
True that most don't run them continuously but a Vortex is
designed so that it can be run continuosly without harm,
even if the media clogs up.
It really is a kind of engineering that you don't find
marketed much anymore -- jsut the opposite of lanned
--- Jason Reck <bigdaddysparky at earthlink_net> wrote:
> Diatom filters are generally not meant to run for a long
> period of time.
> It may just be that it's getting very clogged in a short
> period of time.
> Try putting it in the sink, charging it, and just letting
> it run. If it
> still overheats in a short period of time, when it's not
> filtering anything out of the water, then I would say
> that you have
> something wrong. If it runs with no problems, then your
> tank is just
> extremely dirty and you will have to clean the filter out
> more often.
> BTW, cleaning it out that often can get very expensive if
> you are buying
> diatom powder in the little bags. Go to Home Depot in the
> pool section
> and buy a big 25 lb box of diatomaceous earth for $9.00.
> A lifetime
> supply. :)
> -----Original Message-----
> From: aquatic-plants-bounces at actwin_com
> [mailto:aquatic-plants-bounces at actwin_com] On Behalf Of
> David Terrell
> Sent: Sunday, December 21, 2003 12:48 AM
> To: aquatic plants digest
> Subject: Re: [APD] Vortex HELP! -- NOVEL cut short
> Ok, the NOVEL I wrote while being upset is attached, long
> story short:
> I got a vortex, read the directions, charged everything
> properly and the
> motor gets too hot to touch and eventually shuts down on
> it's own. Do
> vortex ship with oil? Is that even a sign it _needs_ oil
> to begin with?
> To those of you that read my novel, I hope you were
> amused, if not I'm
> to write such long, almost endless emails. At almost
> 80wpm it's pretty
> for me to get carried away.
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