Particles Spit Out When I Turn The Filter Back On

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  1. DavidFishMan

    DavidFishManValued MemberMember

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    Why do I have Particles spit out of the out take pipe when I turn the filter back on? It’s white particles and not sure why.
     
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    Sometimes biological media (ceramic rings or balls) can be dusty, so it's best to rinse it before using it. Have you added any new filter media recently, or done anything differently while cleaning the filter media?
     
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    Have not added any new media lately. I do not use bio balls. This seems to happen every time I turn my filter back on.
     
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    What filter is it? A canister that does this needs to have the lines cleaned.
     
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    I think it's biofilm and/or algae in the tubing/pipes. It's most likely harmless, just unsightly. I have no idea why it breaks off after water flow has been shut down for awhile.
     
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    My canister spits out junk from the dirty lines when I turn it on. I really need to clean them...
     
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    Is this unusual? Could there be something wrong with my filter system?
    It does not seem to bother the fish. I’m just a fanatic about keeping my water pristine.
     
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