Rattling powerhead

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Hi guys as the title says I have a powerhead that keeps rattling and is quite annoying, it happens spontaneously and goes away if I turn it off then on again and starts rattling again after about 20 mins, it sounds like a worn bearing noise to me but it is a new power head I've had for about 2 weeks now so I didn't think it would be clogged up this quickly, what I'm wondering is do I have to do any regular maintenance on a powerhead like strip it down and clean it, remove propeller and rebuild it again, I'm still very new to the hobby, thank you

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Not after 2 weeks you shouldn't ,
You could try opening it to check the impeller hasn't broken. I'd be on the phone to where you purchased it from and arrange for a replacement.
That definitely not right,
Dave
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Hi guys as the title says I have a powerhead that keeps rattling and is quite annoying, it happens spontaneously and goes away if I turn it off then on again and starts rattling again after about 20 mins, it sounds like a worn bearing noise to me but it is a new power head I've had for about 2 weeks now so I didn't think it would be clogged up this quickly, what I'm wondering is do I have to do any regular maintenance on a powerhead like strip it down and clean it, remove propeller and rebuild it again, I'm still very new to the hobby, thank you

What powerhead is it?

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It's a sundely mini wave maker, It was a cheap buy on ebay but it's 1000l per hour and works well enough, I also think I found the problem, my Kenya tree kept moving itself into it so now that I've moved it it hasn't happened since

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It's a sundely mini wave maker, It was a cheap buy on ebay but it's 1000l per hour and works well enough, I also think I found the problem, my Kenya tree kept moving itself into it so now that I've moved it it hasn't happened since

Was going to say check the prop, I usually get bits of Macro caught up in mine

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👍 👍 👍 sometimes it's the simple things that cause trouble , well spotted .
Glad you sorted it .never know if it's damaged the Kenya tree it might have sent spores round the tank and you may get them pop up around you're tank ,
One way to propergate the tank I suppose  lol
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