What precautions do I need to take?
Before installation or maintenance, or before putting your hands into the aquarium, remove the power supply from all the electrical devices under water. Read the instructions.
What exactly is a FLO ROTATING DEFLECTOR?
When this simple instrument is mounted on the delivery unit of a powerhead pump, it sends (deflects) the water right around the aquarium with a 360° flow, thus improving the conditions of the aquarium's ecosystem.
How does the FLO ROTATING DEFLECTOR work?
As the water passes through a turbine that sets in motion a system of gears, it turns the deflector 360°C, creating an appealing wave effect.
What benefits does the FLO ROTATING DEFLECTOR bring?
FLO moves the plants and/or invertebrates in the tank, making it very similar to the natural environment. It also improves the circulation of the water, thus significantly boosting oxygenation.
Can I apply the FLO deflector to any pump/filter?
NO. The FLO deflector can be applied to pumps/filters with a flow capacity of between 300 and 1200 l/h (80 and 310 gal/h).
Can I apply the FLO deflector to any powerhead pump?
Yes, provided it complies with the max. flow capacity contemplated for the FLO deflector and that there is a pre-filter grid on the pump.
Why does the pump need to be equipped with a pre-filter grid?
So as to avoid particulate matter and grains of sand blocking the mechanisms of the FLO deflector.
Why does my FLO rotate slowly?
The rotation speed of the deflector depends on the flow capacity of the pump/filter it is connected to.
Does the FLO deflector require maintenance?
It is usually sufficient to rinse the FLO carefully, making sure water gets in from the front and the inlet. When the rotation speed drops, this generally indicates that the FLO deflector needs cleaning. Open the deflector using a screwdriver on the white thrust block on the front (take particular care when carrying out this operation to avoid breaking any of the components). You will now be able to take the unit apart. Wash all the components under the tap with warm water, using a soft brush if necessary to remove any limescale residue, making sure you don't lose the nylon washer. Do not use solvents or detergents.
My FLO is no longer turning - what can I do?
Proceed as follows to identify the cause. Make sure that: a) the pump/filter is connected to the mains; b) there is no damage to the pump/filter; c) the pump/filter is not blocked or dirty and that the flow is therefore insufficient to make the FLO rotate; d) the FLO is not dirty or requires cleaning.