filter blowing out bubbles

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    Lowther1990 New Member Member

    Hi there I have got a aquamanta efx 200 filter for my 155 litre tank but for some reason the return outlet keeps blowing out random bubbles every 15 seconds or so the outlet is submerged about 1 cm under the water I was wondering is this normal ty
     
  2. Greener907

    Greener907 Valued Member Member

    How long have you had it set up? Could just be because it's new & just needs to run for a bit
     
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    Lowther1990 New Member Member

    I got it with the tank off some guy so about 5 days last night I tried moving the reurturn outlet and the pipe came off and water started coming out should the pipe come off so easily
     


  4. katiemorrison94

    katiemorrison94 Valued Member Member

    My filter does that if the intake and return tubes arent fully submerged. I have to make sure the water covers the spots where the tubes attached to each other or else it sucks in air. I couldnt figure that out for the longest time. Try filling your tank really high to cover everything
     
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    Lowther1990 New Member Member

    Is there a way to share pic on here then can show how it's set
     
  6. katiemorrison94

    katiemorrison94 Valued Member Member

    If you are on a cell phone click the up arrow on the left side of the reply bar. That will give you the option to attach a photo. (Looks like a Paper clip)
     
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  8. katiemorrison94

    katiemorrison94 Valued Member Member

    1467254332602.jpg I know my picture isnt that great but do you see jow where the tubes connect its under water? Thats the only thing that would stop my bubbles.
     
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    Lowther1990 New Member Member

    is the tube on left ure intake and my outtake can't go in so far it clips on top of the tank
     
  10. leftswerve

    leftswerve Well Known Member Member

    Make sure the intake is a submerged as you can get it. After all the air is worked out from being opened and refilled it should stop unless it is sucking air somewhere. Those don't look like original intake and output tubes.
     
  11. katiemorrison94

    katiemorrison94 Valued Member Member

    My intake is on the left. If they cant go under water try placing some clear tape where the tubes meet thats above the water. Maybe that will deal it and no air can get stucked it.
     
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    Lowther1990 New Member Member

    I was thinking about buying this as can get half the price as I'm not so trusting with one I've got aqua one cf-1200 would tht be a better option