How to Clean the Base Pump

Cleaning the Base Pump is crucial for its efficiency and longevity. Regular maintenance prevents failures and ensures optimal performance of the device. Here is a step-by-step guide on how to properly clean the circulation pump:

Disassembly and Assembly

The detailed procedure for disassembling and assembling the device is described in this article:
SR-DEV00012 How to Disassemble and Assemble Base Pump

Cleaning the Components

Cleaning the Impeller: Remove the impeller from the pump body. Clean the impeller thoroughly to remove deposits and dirt using clean water. Do not use detergents or soap as residue from these chemicals can harm the organisms in the aquarium.

Cleaning the Impeller Chamber: Check and clean the impeller chamber as well. Removing accumulated debris prevents the impeller from jamming and ensures its smooth operation.

Cleaning Other Parts: Hoses, suction pipes, the external body, and the intake basket should also be cleaned thoroughly. You can use brushes designed for cleaning tubes.

Checking the Operation

Reassembly: After cleaning, reassemble everything as described in the first section.

Connecting the Power Supply: Connect the pump to the power supply only after ensuring that all parts are dry and properly assembled. Never run the pump dry as this can damage the device.

Checking the Device in Smart Reef: Ensure that after connecting to the power supply the pump appears in the Smart Reef application. If it doesn’t appear after a few minutes, disconnect the WiFi router for a few minutes and reconnect it. This should help. If the pump still doesn’t appear, you can find instructions on how to reconnect it to Smart Reef in the help section.

Testing Proper Operation After Assembly: After installing the pump in the aquarium, check its operation. Ensure that water flows freely and there are no leaks. If there are leaks, you need to adjust the assembly.