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Old 06-28-2004, 12:21 AM   #1
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Fluval Problems

My fluval won't stop producing tons and tons of bubbles. Ican't figure out why it is doing this, or how to fix it. Has anybody has a similar problem, or does anyboldy have any ideas? Thanks a lot.
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Old 06-28-2004, 01:53 AM   #2
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1. Check the intake of the filter. Make sure no bubbles are suck into the filter.

2. Let the filter run for a while. Most canister produce lots of bubbles when initially install. Probabily there is trap air pocket in the filter.

3. Check the priming of the filter. If you are using Fluval X04 series, the priming is the only other air inlet.
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1. Check the intake of the filter. Make sure no bubbles are suck into the filter.

2. Let the filter run for a while. Most canister produce lots of bubbles when initially install. Probabily there is trap air pocket in the filter.

3. Check the priming of the filter. If you are using Fluval X04 series, the priming is the only other air inlet.

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Thanks, i primed it a bit and got it working.
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Btw, switch off the filter when you doing priming (after cleaning n empty the filter) or the priming wont work. Only switch on the filter again once the water start to filling the canister.

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The seals on these canisters aren't perfect so you should expect to see bursts of bubbles occasionally anyway.
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Yes every now and then I will see some fine mist bubbles in mine..Not that bad. Give the canister a nudge and you will hear a burst. My 404 is not that bad but my old 204 got bad and I retired it and got the newer and larger 404. More Power and crystal clear water. 8)
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