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How to clean skimmer pump impeller

This article will show you how to check and clean the skimmer pump impeller. Over period of time, depend on the amount of usage / calcium dosing. The ceramic shaft will bond / stuck into the impeller magnetic housing, this prevent the impeller from spinning correctly. If you hold the both end of the impeller with the thumb / index finger and try to spin the impeller, it should spin freely. If the impeller not spinning or you have to put lot of force into making it spin.  The impeller / shaft needs cleaning.

The white shaft should easily be remove from the magnetic housing as well.

Picture 1 – Look at the red arrows, you will see evidence of build up.

Please watch the below YouTube videos to better understand

How to clean the impeller part 1

How to clean the impeller part 2

When the impeller is stuck into the magnetic housing, you can try to push the impeller out by putting one end on a hard flat object and push it.  You might have to repeat the this steps a few times. Vinegar bath the whole impeller should also helped. Once you removed the shaft from the impeller, you can feel and see residue / calcium powder.  You can use sand paper to sand it down or a brush to remove the residue. You want to clean off as much residue on the shaft and inside the magnetic housing as possible.

Once you done cleaning it, place the shaft back into the magnetic housing, you should feel there is no resistance and the shaft should be loose coming in and out of the impeller.  Now try to hold both ends of the shaft and try to spin the magnetic impeller with your finger, the impeller should spin freely.

We suggest that you do this type of cleaning every 4-6 months, this would help extend the life of the impeller and the motor housing.

Koi Pond Sock Nets

We have different sizes in stock.

Sea Side Aquatics Solar Panel Koi Feeder

Solar Koi Feeder

Hold Approximately 15 pound of food

12v battery included

Charger included

Feed up to 10 times per day

Adjustable feeding time and amount

Adjustable feeding radius

Manual Feeding Option

Large Panel Solar


New Reef Sumps Series

Reef Sump RS-75

18 x 10 x 16″

Skimmer Area: 8×9.5

Return Area: 3.5×9.5

Sock: 4″ round ( not included )

Rated up to 75 Gal

Reef Sump RS-125

24 x 12 x 16″

Skimmer Area: 9 x 11.5

Return Area: 4 x 11.5

Sock: 7″ round ( not included )

Rated up to 125 Gal

Reef Sump RS-225

30 x 12 x 16″

Skimmer Area: 11 x 11.5

Return Area: 6 x 11.5

Sock: 2 Rectangle Sock ( not included )

Rated up to 225 Gal

Reef Sump RS-300

36 x 14 x 16″

Skimmer Area: 16 x 13.5

Return Area: 7 x 13.5

Sock: 2 x Rectangle Sock ( Not Included )

Rated up to 300 Gal






New 1.5L Dosing Container Lid Ship Now

Our new 1.5L dosing container will will start shipping on 10/3/17

New 1.5L-1

New 1.5L-2

New 1.5L-3

T11-2 UNIT (2)

T11-2 UNIT

Air Leak In Dosing Container

Unfortunately, it has brought up to our attention that there was a air leak in our 1.5L dosing container. The leak was from the side connection, what we found was at the join the glue dried up and left a little air hole. When the dosing unit pull the liquid, air entered from this hole.

Please contact us at with any issue

or you can easily prepare it with little silicone.

You can exam the join and see little gap / hole at the join. You can apply little silicone around the join areas, let it dry for about 1-2 hours. This would solve the issue.

You also can remove the connection buy counterclockwise the fitting. Then apply little silicon in the male thread area then screw the fitting back. Let it dry for about 1-2 hours, this would solve the issue.





Coming Soon Sea Side Aquatics New Fish Trap

Coming Soon, Fish Trap that you can put them together and take them apart when done. This for easy storage.

Fish trap (L) A-2

Fish trap (L) A-3

Fish trap (L)-1

Fish trap (L)-2

Fish trap (L) A-1

Fish trap (M) A-1

Fish trap (M) A-2

Fish trap (M) A-3

Fish trap (M)-1

Fish trap (M)-2

Fish trap (M)-3

Fish trap (S) A-1

Fish trap (S) A-2

Fish trap (S) A-3

Fish trap (S)-1

Fish trap (S)-2

Fish trap (S)-3