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Old 08-04-2013, 02:27 AM   #1
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Aqueon filter not working

I know aqueon is known to be a high quality company but why do my filters keep breaking? They just shut off sometimes. I have to unplug it take it apart, put it back together and it works again for another 36 hours. Repeat. This is the second filter this has happened. Do I just have awful luck? Am I doing anything wrong? Please help.
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Old 08-04-2013, 02:35 AM   #2
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I know aqueon is known to be a high quality company but why do my filters keep breaking? They just shut off sometimes. I have to unplug it take it apart, put it back together and it works again for another 36 hours. Repeat. This is the second filter this has happened. Do I just have awful luck? Am I doing anything wrong? Please help.
I think you just got a faulty one. Take it bake wherever you got it and they can replace it. If you got it at petsmart, we have an awesome return policy so just bring it back for a replacement
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Old 08-04-2013, 02:40 AM   #3
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But this is the second time it happened, I tried using filter floss for the first one and I thought that's what broke it idk why though. I did get it at petsmart, but am thinking of getting a canister. Do I have to drill for that?
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But this is the second time it happened, I tried using filter floss for the first one and I thought that's what broke it idk why though. I did get it at petsmart, but am thinking of getting a canister. Do I have to drill for that?
Drill the tank? No
Canisters are better. Just take it back and tell them its broke. Ask for store credit or your money back if you have a receipt. Look aroung. They sell some decent ones
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Ik canisters are great but are pricey and idk how to use them. I have only been in the hobby for a couple of months.
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Are you cleaning the inside part where the impeller is?

Check and make sure all of the internal areas are wiped clean, like using a q-tip for the crevices where the impeller runs, I have had a bone from a dead fish get stuck in there and had to clean it out.

Also you can check to see that all the connections are firmly put together as sometimes air can get sucked up and it will not function properly.

I have had great use with mine, I am sorry you are having problems.

I do have a Fluval FX-5 canister for my 72G and it was strange to get used to it but awesome, no drilling... it has tubes which hang over the back into and out of the tank and you can store the unit behind or inside of the stand.
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Are you cleaning the inside part where the impeller is?

Check and make sure all of the internal areas are wiped clean, like using a q-tip for the crevices where the impeller runs, I have had a bone from a dead fish get stuck in there and had to clean it out.

Also you can check to see that all the connections are firmly put together as sometimes air can get sucked up and it will not function properly.

I have had great use with mine, I am sorry you are having problems.

I do have a Fluval FX-5 canister for my 72G and it was strange to get used to it but awesome, no drilling... it has tubes which hang over the back into and out of the tank and you can store the unit behind or inside of the stand.
I don't clean it. I literally take off the pump and the part that snaps off that, put it back together and it works great. Its so frustrating. How much does your fx-5 cost, plus filter media if you dont mind me asking.
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I don't clean it. I literally take off the pump and the part that snaps off that, put it back together and it works great. Its so frustrating. How much does your fx-5 cost, plus filter media if you dont mind me asking.
To be honest, I can check tomorrow because its 1:16 a.m. here. I work tomorrow and will be more than happy to give you an estimate
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Just looked at it on Amazon. Its about $320 dollars. Im 15. Thats about 50 hours for me at work and I can barely fit in 15 a week. I am looking for good quality, but not something to shatter my college fund in a day. I am looking for something $0-$100. Any ideas?
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Just looked at it on Amazon. Its about $320 dollars. Im 15. Thats about 50 hours for me at work and I can barely fit in 15 a week. I am looking for good quality, but not something to shatter my college fund in a day. I am looking for something $0-$100. Any ideas?
Take a look at these. I dont know your tank size or stock?

http://www.drsfostersmith.com/produc...fm?pcatid=3602
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