Penn-plax 1000 Needs To Be Cleaned Constantly

Discussion in 'Filters and Filtration' started by Council, Jul 12, 2017.

  1. Council

    CouncilNew MemberMember

    I have a 60 gallon tank with a Penn-Plax 1000. There's little particles floating around in the water almost constantly unless I clean the filter daily. Any thoughts as to what would cause this? The aquarium isn't anywhere close to being heavily stocked and I don't think they're being overfed or anything.
     
  2. Aquaphobia

    AquaphobiaFishlore LegendMember

    What sort of particles are they? Is your tank planted? Anything stirring up the substrate?
     
  3. OP
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    Council

    CouncilNew MemberMember

    Particles appear white and are big enough to see but too small to make out. They're almost like tiny undissolved air bubbles, but they're definitely particles.

    It is not planted because of plecos.

    There's a yoyo loach that loves digging. He could sure be stirring things up.
     




  4. Aquaphobia

    AquaphobiaFishlore LegendMember

    That could be it. What kind of substrate do you have?
     
  5. OP
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    Council

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  6. Aquaphobia

    AquaphobiaFishlore LegendMember

    What kind of media do you have in your filter?
     
  7. OP
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    Council

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  8. Aquaphobia

    AquaphobiaFishlore LegendMember

    Matrix is white, could it be dust washed out of that?
     
  9. LetsfishWell Known MemberMember

    I have the 1500 model on my 55 and don`t have any issues like that,maybe it could be the gasket that fits around the pump shaft that goes around the tube in the baskets that does not seat properly.I clean mine about every month but could let it go longer.I put the sponge on the bottom then use a phosphate reducing pad next,ceramic rings ,bio balls, floss and Matrix, in the top tray.
     




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