02-10-2010, 09:03 AM
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Dallas, TX
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| | Re: Is there an Eheim dealer locally?
Fish gallery, Dallas North Aquarium, etc have eheim parts but I'm not sure what you would have lost. My Eheim canisters have a magnetic impeller as to nearly every aquarium filter. The shaft is usually a ceramic or plastic material, possibly with rubber nubbins on either end that fit into the holder. Then the magnet and a plastic fan blade that isn't fixed directly to the magnet (it can turn maybe 1/4 turn before stopping.)
On entry to the canister, there is usually a marble to show flow, but I've taken it out of most of my canisters as it gets clogged with debris.
In the Quiet1One pumps, I've had the ceramic post break and the impeller can vibrate side to side. I've also had the plastic fan part break off of the magnet. (Have had bad luck with those pumps.)