crash from impeller going bad?

bdr

New member
So my tank has been doing really crappy for the past couple months and a few things have died off. Today my skimmer stopped and i opened it to find the impeller had had burst open and was rusty could this be the cause of my issues? And is this common with impellers is that why they sell replacements? time to order a new one
 

ca1ore

Grizzled & Cynical
Build up of heavy metals can certainly be a problem, and a split impeller magnet could be a culprit. Run a poly fitter pad for a while, do a WC and see how things are.
 

bdr

New member
well new impeller is on order water change done and running carbon. the impeller split open in a few spots and it totally brown with rust
 
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