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Old 10/07/2018, 10:58 PM   #1
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Jebao DIY cleaning

If you need help cleaning your pump


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Old 10/08/2018, 03:21 PM   #2
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Nice video. Just a bit of advice. If you really want the pump to last, any magnet drive powerhead or pump should be taken completely apart so you can clean and scrub the magnet and the inside of magnet cavity too. Especially with the Jebaoís as they have fairly weak magnets. The magnet and magnet cavity tends to build a bit of heat and you end up with some calcification in there. While the vinegar will soften the caclium inside the magnet cavity, by not dissasembling it, the calcium will still be left in the magnet cavity which isnít really a good thing as the motor will have to work harder and that can lead to premature failure.


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Old 10/08/2018, 04:41 PM   #3
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Yup I agree with Slief.



I always disassemble my pumps to clean the impeller magnet and cavity.


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Old 10/08/2018, 05:49 PM   #4
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Nice video. Just a bit of advice. If you really want the pump to last, any magnet drive powerhead or pump should be taken completely apart so you can clean and scrub the magnet and the inside of magnet cavity too. Especially with the Jebaoís as they have fairly weak magnets. The magnet and magnet cavity tends to build a bit of heat and you end up with some calcification in there. While the vinegar will soften the caclium inside the magnet cavity, by not dissasembling it, the calcium will still be left in the magnet cavity which isnít really a good thing as the motor will have to work harder and that can lead to premature failure.
Thanks for the advice I Aprreciate it! Will definitely do that next time , explains why the pump is always getting weak.


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Old 10/08/2018, 05:54 PM   #5
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Yup I agree with Slief.



I always disassemble my pumps to clean the impeller magnet and cavity.
I never actually disassembled the whole pump. Thanks for the help !
Next time when I will clean the pump Iíll do it. I just thought Jebao pumps would start getting slower over time


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Old 10/08/2018, 06:58 PM   #6
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I never actually disassembled the whole pump. Thanks for the help !
Next time when I will clean the pump I’ll do it. I just thought Jebao pumps would start getting slower over time
Very glad to help. They do get slower due to buildup but the buildup that really slows them down is actually inside the magnet cavity and on the magnet since it creates friction inside the pump. That’s why it’s important to take the pump completely apart if you really want to get it clean where it counts most in terms of longevity. This goes for pretty much all pumps that use a magnet on the impeller. Granted, buildup on the veins outside the pump will restrict flow through the pump but buildup inside the magnet cavity slows the rotor down and will eventually overload the pump.

By the way, your pump looked clean compared to how bad my Tunze’s get.
This is one of them before my last cleaning. They turn into rocks by the time I get around to cleaning them though they never skip a beat or slow down.



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[QUOTE=slief;25506410]Very glad to help. They do get slower due to buildup but the buildup that really slows them down is actually inside the magnet cavity and on the magnet since it creates friction inside the pump. Thatís why itís important to take the pump completely apart if you really want to get it clean where it counts most in terms of longevity. This goes for pretty much all pumps that use a magnet on the impeller. Granted, buildup on the veins outside the pump will restrict flow through the pump but buildup inside the magnet cavity slows the rotor down and will eventually overload the pump.

By the way, your pump looked clean compared to how bad my Tunzeís get.
This is one of them before my last cleaning. They turn into rocks by the time I get around to cleaning them though they never skip a beat or slow down.
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That pump is covered in coraline, it doesnít even look like a pump lol looks more like a rock. Yea I know my pump wasnít that dirty it mostly had green Hair Algae.


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That pump is covered in coraline, it doesnít even look like a pump lol looks more like a rock. Yea I know my pump wasnít that dirty it mostly had green Hair Algae.
You should have seen the other 2 pumps when I did this cleaning. One had coraline that was literally an inch thick. I abuse my pumps but the Tunzeís take thew abuse very well.


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You should have seen the other 2 pumps when I did this cleaning. One had coraline that was literally an inch thick. I abuse my pumps but the Tunzeís take thew abuse very well.
Damm lmaooo how does that even happen ? My pumps never have gotten like that.


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Damm lmaooo how does that even happen ? My pumps never have gotten like that.
I tend to be lazy when it comes to maintenance. A couple years without cleaning and pumps become coraline rocks that create waves. The coraline gets so thick on the cover that I have to soak the pumps in vinegar just to get the cover off so I can take them completely apart. It was almost a shame to clean this one. It looked really cool and blended right in the rocks around it. That is solid coraline an inch or so thick protruding off the front of the power head. It was a nightmare to clean. LOL


I have my Tunze’s wires routed through bulkheads in my tank so the wires can’t be see and it makes cleaning a bit more of a chore as I have to do it on top of the tank as opposed to outside.



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I tend to be lazy when it comes to maintenance. A couple years without cleaning and pumps become coraline rocks that create waves. The coraline gets so thick on the cover that I have to soak the pumps in vinegar just to get the cover off so I can take them completely apart. It was almost a shame to clean this one. It looked really cool and blended right in the rocks around it. That is solid coraline an inch or so thick protruding off the front of the power head. It was a nightmare to clean. LOL


I have my Tunzeís wires routed through bulkheads in my tank so the wires canít be see and it makes cleaning a bit more of a chore as I have to do it on top of the tank as opposed to outside.
Was the flow still strong with all that coraline on the pump ? Quick question do you have any suggestions on green hair algae. My tank has been running for 4-5 years and I just removed all of it right now in one of my videos. Anything I should know so it wonít come back . I was dealing with it for like a month


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Was the flow still strong with all that coraline on the pump ? Quick question do you have any suggestions on green hair algae. My tank has been running for 4-5 years and I just removed all of it right now in one of my videos. Anything I should know so it won’t come back . I was dealing with it for like a month
No issues with flow. The Tunze’s are beasts and never slow down. Plus the coraline grows on the top of the power heads and not the bottom so they can still pull water in through the under side of the cage. As for hair algae, keeping your Po4 and Nitrates low will help. Granted my Po4 is regularly .25 and my nitrates 25ppm but they are in balance and I never have GHA issues. Also, having more quality lights with more blue spectrum over the display as opposed to whiter light can go a long way since most macro’s thrive under white and or red spectrums and white lighting has a lot of red in it. Having a good size refugium where algae can out compete the tank can help a lot. If you in a rush, you can try flucazole treatment. Do a google search for flucazole GHA and you can read up on using that. I have not used it personally but I know others have had good success erradicating it with that stuff.


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No issues with flow. The Tunze’s are beasts and never slow down. Plus the coraline grows on the top of the power heads and not the bottom so they can still pull water in through the under side of the cage. As for hair algae, keeping your Po4 and Nitrates low will help. Granted my Po4 is regularly .25 and my nitrates 25ppm but they are in balance and I never have GHA issues. Also, having more quality lights with more blue spectrum over the display as opposed to whiter light can go a long way since most macro’s thrive under white and or red spectrums and white lighting has a lot of red in it. Having a good size refugium where algae can out compete the tank can help a lot. If you in a rush, you can try flucazole treatment. Do a google search for flucazole GHA and you can read up on using that. I have not used it personally but I know others have had good success erradicating it with that stuff.
What is po4? Is it Phosphate? I currently have t5 on the tank, you might have a point there with lights, on the t5 I have 2 white,1 blue and purple. I’m guessing I kinda have defeated it I took 95% of it out while doing a water change


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What is po4? Is it Phosphate? I currently have t5 on the tank, you might have a point there with lights, on the t5 I have 2 white,1 blue and purple. Iím guessing I kinda have defeated it I took 95% of it out while doing a water change
Po4 is phosphate.


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the video on cleaning the jebao pump is not sufficient. it is easy enough to pry the holder apart by hand to free the pump cage, and twist (counter clockwise) to separate the front from back and clean the prop.

those who have been around long enough probably can remember the tunze/ecotech fiasco where ecotech published a study showing tunze puts out way less flow than what they advertise in the specs.


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