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RIO 800 RVT an Stupid Fish!!

Discussion in 'General Plant Topics' started by inkslinger, May 5, 2011.

  1. inkslinger

    inkslinger Guru Class Expert

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    I have a RIO 800 RVT and lately the fish are acting stupid and getting stuck underneath
    the pump an dieing , I lost 4 fish so far, 1 cory an 3 otto's . Has any one had this problem is there a way to fix this.
     
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    Rio has some foam filter attachments that can be modded to work. That's what I did with my Rio 600 RVT. Look at the accessories for the regular Rio 800. http://www.riopump.net/Replacement_folder/rio_replacement.html

    Filter conversion kit
    200-800
    [HASHTAG]#0161[/HASHTAG] 5

    Add. filter chamber
    200-800
    [HASHTAG]#0162[/HASHTAG] 2
     
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    I would call it an unsafe, fish-killer pump. The fish depends on us for their survival. :)
     
  4. inkslinger

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    Where can I place my order for these 2 parts
    and do I need to order both conversion kit and add a filter?
     
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    The various dealers are listed in the link above or, I believe, that you can order directly from Rio/TAAM. I got my parts from Big Al's, but I don't see them listed now.

    I ordered both and had to do mods to make things fit. You have to adapt these parts to fit the powerhead because these are for the regular Rio 600/800 and not the RVT models. The RVT models don't have a filter per se.
     
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    Got all the parts, Now how do I put this together, Any pic's will help.
     
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    I sold all my RVT stuff to jake two or more years ago. I don't have any pictures.

    I remember that I had to mix and match the Rio pre-filter parts along with some grinding with my Dremel tool to make them fit. The RVT's aren't really designed to work with the pre-filter and the pre-filter isn't designed to work with the RVT. They need a bit of customizing because of the intake tubing. Assembling the output/spray bar parts is pretty straightforward. You can mount the spray bar either horizontal or vertical or even diagonal, I suppose.
     
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