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Old 04-16-2011, 06:52 PM   #1
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Fluval 405 question.

I've had my 405 for about six months now, and pretty much since I got it, every once in a while it will blow out a burst of tiny bubbles. I read somewhere I may have a leak somewhere, but I can't find one. Anyone else have this problem, or any ideas?
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Old 04-16-2011, 06:55 PM   #2
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Do you have any air sources near the intake like a power head? Sometime the filter can suck up extra air slowly and then it bubbles out the output. i had this issue with my FW tank.
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None even in the tank. The only thing I thought it may be is an attachment I have that is made by Fluval, that let's surface water into the intake as well as pulling from the bottom. I don't know the name of it, I'll look it up when I get home.
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Ah a surface skimmer that attaches to the fluval? That may be it... maybe you can adjust it down a bit? How does it work anyway? I was looking at them for my fluvals
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Air can slowly buildup in the canister. The FX5 actually allows for this and turns off for two minutes twice daily. If it is not leaking I wouldn't worry about it.
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Yes you can ajust your surface skimmer and it Will stop!
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I get air bubbles trapped after cleaning my Fluvals, the best thing I have found is give it a good shake after you've retarted it.
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I get air bubbles trapped after cleaning my Fluvals, the best thing I have found is give it a good shake after you've retarted it.
I've tried that, works a little and then more come.
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Ditch or adjust the surface skimmer.
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