-ve Update And A New Toy For Checking The Tanks Return Pump.

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  1. macca_75

    macca_75 Member

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    Not much to update (well not much positive anyway).

    A while ago I had an issue and my salinity dropped to 1.020 for a few weeks. By the time I got on top of it I had lot a lot of my softies.

    Since them I seem to be battling a never ending fight with Algae, Dino's, PO4 and NO3. Still fighting it, but at least things have stabilised. That's not the thing that's is the most disheartening, it's the Aiptasia - man am I good at growing that.

    Tried a Copperband - got a really nice one, was eating frozen Mysis/Brine, etc. All was good until those damn Damsels beat the crap out of it. Anyway, I am now trying to catch 8 x damsels - that's a slow process.

    Anyhow, @Rob put me onto the SonOff gear so I order a 16A POW and one of their IP66 housings. Made this up.

    SonOff_POW.jpg

    and from my Mobile I can check on the power status remotely

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    What I still need to confirm is if the return pump is jammed/blocked for any reason, does it still consume power (which gives me another level on comfort hopefully when I am away).
  2. Sam Parker

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    Love the full sonoff range, it's even google home compatible ;)
  3. Rob

    Rob Member

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    How many watts is your pump rated for ? Is it close to the power as displayed 36w. Seems low for the size of your pump.

    interested to see you put a 100w light bulb in and see what it reads


    Looks like a great enclosure, gotta be happy with that
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  4. macca_75

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    https://www.tunze.com/US/en/products/details.html?type=&user_tunzeprod_pi1[prodid]=1073.040

    Pump is rated 16W to 42W (or slightly higher for 50Hz model I think ??) depending on head height so seems about right :)

    And thanks for putting me onto these @Rob - next one will be done this week.

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