Tempest Waste Valve Assembly

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How do I clean my Tempest filter?
Follow the steps below to clean the Tempest filter: STEP 1: Switch pump off.STEP 2: Close all slide valves on inlet and outlet.STEP 3: Open the tap(s) on the waste valve assembly. Air enters the filter causing the filter media to move...
Why is the K Plus Media is not cleaning in my Tempest Filter?
1. Check the air valve is not blocked.2. Check the slide valves are fully closed.3. If the media is very dirty this may cause the pack to clump together.Multiple cleans should clear this.4. If the white end cap at the bottom of the filter is full of ...
Why is the K Plus Media is not agitating freely in my Tempest Filter?
It will take a few days before the media starts to behave as it should. During this time it is likely to clump together and not agitate freely during cleaning. This will only last a few days.
Why does waste water not drain when the tap on the waste valve assembly is open on my Tempest filter?
The white end cap at the bottom of the filter may be full of waste. It is possible to clear this by switching off the pump and unscrewing the waste valve assembly, allowing you to clear the blockage.
Why is the waste valve assembly is leaking on my Tempest?
Check the O-ring is seated correctly on the inside of the waste valve assembly.
Can the inside of the Tempest filter be cleaned?
The white end caps at the top and bottom of the filter are glued on. It is possible to unscrew the waste valve assembly at the bottom of the filter once the pump is turned off and the filter has been emptied during a cleaning cycle. This will allow you...
What parts come inside the box with the Tempest?
The Tempest arrives pre-filled with 7 litres of K+Media. You also receive the waste valve assembly, which simple screws onto the bottom of the filter, two slide valves and connection pipes which must be fitted using solvent weld adhesive to the inlet...
Can I install Tempest on a skimmer line with the return below water level?
The tempest can be installed with the return below the water line as it returns the water back to the pond under pressure. We would recommend fitting a one way valve between the filter and the pond so that it doesn’t syphon back from the pond when the...
How often will the filter need cleaning?
Typically in summer the filter will require cleaning once or twice a week, however every pond if different and cleaning requirement will vary depending on stocking density, exposure to sun and other variables.
Why do I need to clean my filter more often?
Too much algae. Excessive water flow and pressure. Check pump size. Overloaded with fish. Excessive feeding. Filter blocked through calcium.
Who are Kessil?
Kessil is a brand name of Di-Con – an American company which specialises in design and manufacture of LED lights for everything from photography and filming, to aquariums and horticulture.
Which Kessil light do I need for my reef tank?
As a general rule, 1 x A160WE Tuna Blue lights 45x45x45cm and 1 x A360WE Tuna Blue lights 60x60x60cm. 1 x A360X lights up to 90x60x60cm or 75x75x75cm, and an A360 Narrow lights 45x45x75cm. An AP700 lights up to 120x60x60cm, and the A80 Tuna Blue lights...
Can I control Kessil Lights straight out of the box, or do I need an extra controller?
All Kessil lights can be controlled on the top of the lamp with a knob which controls brightness, and another which controls spectrum. The AP700 has touch capacitive buttons. In order to have the lights come on at timed intervals they will require a ...
Are Kessil Lights passive or active cooled?
The small A80 is passively cooled with a built-in heat sink, but all other lamps are actively cooled with built in fans. This enables a very high output of light from a small area.
What is the warranty on Kessil Lights?
All Kessil products are guaranteed for one year from the date of purchase. Kessil lamps or controllers are not waterproof, so if dropped in water or splashed, causing damage, units are inspected and claims not entertained.
How do I mount Kessil Lights on my tank?
Kessil is famous in the aquatics industry for its gooseneck mounts. These are bendy, flexible mounting arms which can clamp to a tank rim in a number of ways, and then the light pointed to where it’s needed. For those who crave a neater solution, the...
Are there any upgrades or add-ons for Kessil Lights?
The A360X has a Narrow Reflector (launched March 2019,) which will focus the beam, and a Wi-Fi dongle and diffusor lens are also expected for the future. All will be available separately.
Is The Complete Liquid Plant Food safe for invertebrates?
Yes, it is safe to use with all invertebrates including snails and freshwater shrimp
How often should I use Complete Liquid Plant Food?
Directions are to dose daily, however weekly dosing calculations can be made, and still have great results with plants.
Will I benefit from using other fertilizers?
The Aquascaper plant food is classed as Complete, so includes macro and micro nutrients, and NPK. Dosage can be further increased for demanding situations. If individual dosing of elements is required instead, Evolution Aqua also distribute Aquaforest...
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