Just a little time saving tip!

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chrt396

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When you set up a new canister filter..and you meticulously select the proper filters, bio media and chemical packs...you expect to plug it in and get flawless performance.

We all know that you get a few fine air bubbles when you start up your canisters. That is a normal operation until it purges all air. BUT...when it keeps on blowing these bubbles for 1 or 2 hours...we gots ourselves a big problem! Normally, you would make sure to tilt it a little to the side..and try to force the bubbles out...maybe shake it. We also may want to check the o-seal around the top...or the intake hose for any cuts or pinholes that are sucking air. After a couple hours of troubleshooting...disassembling...and a little bit of well earned frustration..you come to this conclusion.

YOU DUMMY.....THE INTAKE IS RIGHT IN FRONT OF AN AIR STONE!! MOVE THE STONE!!!!!!



Problem solved!!
 
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Haha, I've done that with my hob. My new canister kept getting air out for about a day, I finally figured out that where one of the plastic intake tubes connected it was sucking air in since my water is lowered for my mystery snails and it was above water. Taped over it, no longer sucking in air. Sigh.

 

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My 5g tetra kit had an issue, the bubble bar is too long and ends up under the filter intake, causing major bubbling issues with the filter. Cut the bubble bar shorter and fixed the problem lol
 
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