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Old 07-28-2004, 08:48 PM   #1
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fluval 404 shooting air bubbles

anyone know why my fluval would keep shooting air out? I have the output attached to a spraybar, and the intake is compleatly submerged. I just can't understand where or how it's generating all this air from.

what can i do?
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Old 07-28-2004, 09:04 PM   #2
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If you manage to fix it then kudos to you. I've been trying for the last month and must have gone through dozens of different tips and suggestions to absolutely no avail. I just gave up and removed it today and already my blood pressure feels lower
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someone suggested a 38 slug into the side.
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Hah.. don't tempt me
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when i got my 404 it also shoot out a lot of air bubbles, but you just have to try to shake the canister to get all the air out of it and it should stop shooting out bubbles, and also you need to make sure your water outlet is under the water level to avoid air bubbles
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well I finaly started shaking and banging the unit on the floor a little, well, allot, and got tons of air out of the unit. now it seems to work great. Just thought I'd let you know atari. Incase you wanted to give it another go.
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Thanks! Like I said I tried pretty much everything already so I think I'll just let it sit in the garage for a while and contemplate what a bad canister it's been.
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rocking it from side to side, all the way to the floor, will help to insure all air pockets are gone. The filters themselves are great. When doing maintenance, be sure to fill the cannister to overflowing, allowing time for the sponges to soak up water before putting the lid on. This also helps to make sure no air is trapped.
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my magnum 350 canister started doing that after 3 months of worry free operation.

short bursts of tiny microbubbles every two hours or so. Is that what you guys are getting?
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I was getting it after first setting it up. It' s settiling down now. thanks.
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