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Old 12-28-2004, 08:57 PM   #1
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filter question again

my filter sounds like it is spiting past that i dont know is this very bad
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Old 12-28-2004, 09:08 PM   #2
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Any details? What kind of filter?
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Old 12-28-2004, 09:12 PM   #3
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aqua tech i have had a ugf only in my qt tank for some time and i got a new hood and filter for christmas it is just the cheap aqua tech from the walmart
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hrm.. mine is doing the same.. i was thinking maybe because my big pleco was kicking up sand cause it only did it after i added him... and I never had the problem with any of my penguins :|

oh well emperor 400 is on the way
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I am confused about what the filter is doing - can you be more specific?
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Old 12-29-2004, 12:20 PM   #6
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Clean the filter and make sure it is not sucking up any air bubbles. Past that, give us more details...
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took it apart and put it back together and it still sounds like every 10 seconds it spits (the gross noise some people make you know) it is a brand new filter only been running for two days
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It sounds like it is getting air in the impeller - do you have a bubble wand near the filter intake, perhaps?
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Check for a leak in the intake tube as well. Any type of sucking or gurgling noise is almost always because air is getting into the impeller area.

Those Aquatech filters are just Marineland Penguin filters without Bio Wheels, should be fairly reliable.
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i have a bubbler that goes the length of the back of the tank so i bet that is it
is it bad to have air go in the filter
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