Replacement (143i) Impeller Set from Aqua One - (25143i)
This is a genuine and original specification replacment Replacement (143i) Impeller Set manufactured by Aqua One for use with Ocellaris 400 external canister filters and will restore performance, should your impeller have become worn, or any of the impeller components damaged or lost
Replace every 12 months
Ocellaris canister filter pump impellers work extremely hard and the 143i Impeller is no exception, spinning thousands of times per hour in your Ocellaris filter. For this reason we recommmend that you replace your 143i Impeller set every 12 months. Doing so will also help to preserve the working life of the motor unit in your Ocellaris canister filter.
Keep a spare pump impeller
It's both smart and inexpensive to keep a spare 143i Impeller set and this will help to head off unforeseen emergencies should your original 143i Impeller fail unexpectedly. Pump impellers are the only moving, serviceable part in your canister filter pump and work extremely hard, spinning thousands of times an hour, so a little wear is often inevitable. Keeping a spare will avoid unecessary downtime of your 143i Impeller filter and help to prevent emergency situations.
Filter Pump Maintenance
Once a fortnight, (or sooner if you notice reduced waterflow) remove the impeller cover and check that the 143i Impeller isn't blocked with aquarium waste and that it can spin freely. Pipework adn fitler taps should be checked once a month to ensure that there are no blockages restricting waterflow and it's also good policy to check the condition of the filter media pads on a regular basis as these can sometimes become clogged with use. Rinse both Blue and Black sponges in a little aquarium water and replace Polymer Wool Pads as necessary, usually every 4 to 6 weeks.
Replacing the 143i Impeller
Aqua One's Ocellaris canister filters are reasonably easy to service and maintain and changing the 143i Impeller impeller isn't a difficult process. First of all disconnect the power supply, then turn the filter taps off. Unclip the four clamps that hold the head in place and seperate the body head from the body. The impeller is located underneath the impeller cover on the underside of the filter head. The 143i Impeller is magnetic and should be reasonably easy to remove. Install the 143i Impeller and re-check that the impeller chamber is clear of debris and aquarium waste. Replace the impeller cover and simply reverse the process to get your Ocellaris canister filter up and running again.
If you have any questions regarding the 143i Impeller or are unsure of exactly which Ocellaris filter spares and accessories you require, please do contact us. We are the UK's leading authority on all that is Aqua One.
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