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Old 10-08-2004, 08:36 AM   #1
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Eheim ECCO Filter question?

Eheim ECCO Filter question?

I need to knwo from other Ecco filter owners out there- does your Ecco filter have a small area of air at the top of the filter that is always there when the filter is running?

What I mean is that when I start up my filter it fills with water and runs but there is always a small amount of air at the top of the canister that seems trapped. IS this normal or abnormal?

Ecco owners help?
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Old 10-08-2004, 08:44 AM   #2
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Yes mine is like that

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Old 10-20-2004, 09:04 AM   #4
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I think I figured out a big part of my problem. IT is not so much from air in the top of the filter. There is air stuck at the top of my filter but I think that is normal in the Elhim Ecco type filters. Mine has it and others say they have it too.

What I had a issue with was my supply and return lines to the tank got fully coated in a layer of alge. It was strange cause it was the same throughout and covered the entire inside of the lines.


Instead of removing them for cleaning, which I will eventually do, I simply left the filter running and squeezed or pinched the line in different places. What it did was create a fast water flow at that point and also broke up and off the alge connected to the tubes. I kept doign it and it would spit out this very strange white/tan golored alge. Nasty but the the HOF took care of the particles and what not. Fish did not like the taste anyway. Btu I noticed after I did as much as I could the cloudy/ air bubbly looking water has gotten better. I think if I do a full cleaning of the tubbing that I will be good to go.
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