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Old 01-13-2019, 07:40 PM   #1
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decrease output from new Ehaim 150 spray

I'm new to Aquariums and installed an Eheim 150 filter in a 20 gallon tank yesterday. I saw a Youtube video where the guy had angled the holes on the spray bar 45 degrees upward, so there was a fit of a fountain effect, with water going up and over a couple of inches before falling back into the tank. I thought this look nice so I copied it.

I didn't change anything (at least not intentionally), but today the water is dribbling from the bottom of the spray bar. No fountain. I checked and the holes are still angled upward. I'm guess that for some reason the water is coming out of the filter output with less pressure than before, and that's why it doesn't shoot up.

What do I do to troubleshoot this? Does it sound like the inlet could be clogged? Or something that happened down in the media. Do I need to take the Eheim apart? I don't see any leaks from the tubes.

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Any chance that the filter media is clogged? That would certainly decrease flow.
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