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Old 04-15-2011, 11:50 AM   #1
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Air in canister filter

I have a Filstar Xp3 canister filter. Every 3 or 4 minutes it blows millions of tiny bubbles through the wand. I checked all the lines and hose clamps. Everything seems secure. I'm not sure exactly what it is but it messes up the nice scenary and clear water. Any ideas?
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Old 04-15-2011, 11:52 AM   #2
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I had the same problem when putting my fluval on my 55g. How long has it been running? Mine settled down after a day or so. Are there any ph's or air generating sources near the intake? That can cause air bubbles too.
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It's near one of the circulation fans and has been running for a week.
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If it were me I'd turn off the fan its near and see if it improves. Like a day or so should do it. easier than moving stuff around.

I have this issue in my 125g with a powerhead near my fx5 intake. If I leave the airstones and powerhead on I get air coming out the output and it blocks my view of the fishies. lol
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Thanks. I'll give it a try!
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Can't hurt! Good luck!
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Thanks for the advice! I moved my intake pipe behind my powerhead and no more problems!
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Excellent Glad I could help.
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