Just a little time saving tip!

Discussion in 'Filters and Filtration' started by chrt396, Jul 16, 2015.

  1. chrt396Well Known MemberMember

    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.



    Problem solved!!
    Last edited by a moderator: Jul 16, 2015
  2. Bijou88Well Known MemberMember

    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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  3. BluestreakflWell Known MemberMember

    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
  4. zombiecat03Valued MemberMember

    Ha! That would be me

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