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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-04-2009, 04:34 PM Thread Starter
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suction cups

so I'm rescaping today due to flow issues.
I have 2 of the turo d 800 little pumps.
they keep falling off and blowing substrate all over.
is there a remedy to get them to stick?
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I have had suction cups that have "lost their suction" they just don't stick like they used to and are more brittle I think it's just a matter of the rubber/plastic deteriorating.

I'd say grab some at the LFS they usually have a few sizes and they're cheep

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Sometimes you may have to mod the suction cups to fit on the mount point. I had to take a knife to an airline cup in order to get it to fit on my heater.
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Sometimes if you have algae build up on your glass that can cause then not to stick good, or stick for a little while then fall off. GSA is really bad about causing this.

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petsmart sells heater clamps and suction cups
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-05-2009, 01:19 AM Thread Starter
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What a total f-ing nightmare this turned out to be!!!

all redone but took all day.

I will never ever purchase another anything from that piece of crap petsmart!!!!!!
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