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Old 03-06-2013, 01:21 AM   #1
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AquaClear parts...help!


So my AquaClear 50* started having issues and after a cleaning, still stopping and giving me trouble**.
Took it apart again and looked closer, looks like the metal spike has broken off. Where do I find replacement parts for this filter??



*Never sell your AquaClears, you'll need em for parts, ugh.
**My dumb Fluval 205 & 305 also always stop, I hate them, so crappy, always full of air and giving me heck!! Always [[2x daily]] rattling them to get the air out!
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Old 03-06-2013, 01:31 AM   #2
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Try your LFS first but most likely you're going to have to find it online. Check ebay or Amazon.
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Old 03-06-2013, 01:46 AM   #3
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So my AquaClear 50* started having issues and after a cleaning, still stopping and giving me trouble**.
Took it apart again and looked closer, looks like the metal spike has broken off. Where do I find replacement parts for this filter??
Hi secuono,

One of the nice things about dealing with a large company is customer service:

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Click here to visit our online help forum or send us an e-mail.
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Old 03-06-2013, 01:54 AM   #4
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If it's the metal rod that holds the impeller in place that broke, you'll have to replace the entire motor. Amazon and Petsolutions should have it.
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Old 03-06-2013, 02:03 AM   #5
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The impeller shaft is replaceable but you'll need a pair of long nose pliers to remove the broken shaft.
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Old 03-06-2013, 02:04 AM   #6
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If it's the metal rod that holds the impeller in place that broke, you'll have to replace the entire motor. Amazon and Petsolutions should have it.
Yes, that cheap, thin piece is what broke...You'd think they would make it strong and bulky...


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Old 03-06-2013, 02:12 AM   #7
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Are you looking for this? http://www.kensfish.com/moreinfo/aqu...-70-shaft.html
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Old 03-06-2013, 02:38 AM   #8
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Oh cool. I didn't know Kensfish sold replacement AC parts.
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Old 03-06-2013, 03:13 AM   #9
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Ugh, it looks a bit different than that...I'll get pics up tomorrow.
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The impeller shaft is supposed to look like the picture in that link. If yours was thinner than that in the middle of the shaft, it is because the shaft was worn.

It is possible that the impeller is also damaged since it has been wobbling on a worn shaft.

I suggest replacing both the impeller and the impeller shaft for best results.
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Old 03-06-2013, 04:16 AM   #11
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It has a bullet shape at one end, then the rest goes thin, tip of the other end is thin and flat.




Broken on both ends. Looks like I need to buy several and just stock up!!!
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Old 03-06-2013, 04:53 PM   #12
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I would definitely replace the impeller at the same time as that shaft has been worn down for quite a long time.

Now you have a metal toothpick to replace the wooden/plastic ones you have laying around.
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Old 03-06-2013, 11:50 PM   #13
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Holly crap i've never seen anybody let an impeller shaft wear down to that. The rattling noise would be unbearable. I would have changed that shaft 6 years ago. You can purchase replacement parts from Hagen direct from their website.
For your aquaclear parts. You need both the impeller shaft and impeller. I guarantee the hole in your impeller is wierd shaped now.
http://usa.hagen.com/Aquatic/Replace...rand=Aquaclear

For your fluval parts. You probably need a new gasket.
http://usa.hagen.com/Aquatic/Replace...s?brand=Fluval

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Old 03-07-2013, 03:39 AM   #14
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That is amazing. Looks like the sandy substrate finally got to it!
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Old 03-07-2013, 05:53 PM   #15
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Big Al's has some replacement parts: http://www.bigalspets.com/fish.html?brand=222&cat=327
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