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Old 12-05-2006, 10:09 PM   #11
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No Ideas on this one?

It's driving me nuts.

Most of the stuff is strings of poo.

I've removed a bubble rock i had near the intake and I've also cleaned the filters and piping.

Anyone had the same problem?

I turned off the bubble rock this morning to see if maybe that was pushing stuff away from the intakes?

Anyway i'll update if there is any change.
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Old 12-06-2006, 08:08 AM   #12
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It's good that you've got 2 filters on that tank. Even so dead spots will occur in a tank that large. Here's some things you can do:

1. Increase the gravel vacs to a few times a week. Pay special attention to the corners and front of the tank. That's where there is typically the least water movent.

2. Install sponge prefiters on you intake tubes. These are easily rinsed clean and do a great job of collecting fine particulate matter.

3. Get yourself a diatom filter and run it 45-60 minutes per week. This is the best way to keep your water crystal clear.
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Old 12-11-2006, 08:07 PM   #13
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I think the main problem i'm having is that the filter intakes and outputs are in the same spot.
So by the time the particles get near the intakes they get pushed away again.

I've bought 2 1500L power heads and I'll position them to move the water better.

That should sort it out.

Thanks for the advice, if the power heads don't work I'll look at getting the diatom filter like you said.

I'll post pics once i have the PH up and running.
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Old 01-27-2007, 09:07 PM   #14
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did you fix your particle problem?
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the cheap and esay way out would be to buy some water clarifier, I've used this stuff before, actually works really well
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I have no experience with either of these filters. I noticed on the data for the xp filters they brag about the fact that there can be no bypass of water. I take this to mean that some other filters do allow water to bypass when the media gets clogged.

Could this be the case with your filters or maybe with one filter?

It does seem odd that neither filter is picking up the debris. Could you consider the circulation in your tank? Is the discharge blowing the debris away from the intake so that it never gets sucked into the filter?

Just trying to explore some options.
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I've got this too... no fish even... but floating particles.
I'm only running a HOB with the normal mech filter, filter floss, and ceramic rings. I can't get rid of it either. I just assumed I'm underfiltered.

I think I have good flow, the particles and being pushed all over the place, so there's definately current there.
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the cheap and esay way out would be to buy some water clarifier, I've used this stuff before, actually works really well
Water clarifiers work by causing particles to clump together making larger clumps which are easier for the filter pick up. The problem with them is that they can affect the gills of fish with this same action causing them problems.
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My Magnum canister filter comes with a micron water polishing sleeve and I run that all the time (I have an Aquaclear running also). Does the Fluval not come with such a sleeve?
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