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Old 04-23-2015, 01:12 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by IllusionX View Post
Weird. But the way the media fit inside and water flow has to go up and down between the media doesn't seem to help, especially if something sits out of place. Have you tried to spin the impeller with your finger to see if it gets caught in something?

If all fail, I'd suggest getting an Aquaclear HOB instead of a cheap inexpensive filter.
I have tried this. It seems to be working just fine. Today is my Water Change day so before I clean out the tank I'm going to break down the entire filter and clean as much as I can around the impeller. I'll check it again to see if anything is caught in the housing.

I'll report my results when I finish doing so. I'm thinking (if nothing else seems wrong) that the motor might be going out. Could be wrong.

Also, I do have a brand new filter that I got for Christmas. It's the Aqueon Quietflow 55/75 filter. But since I have a 30G Long tank, the intake tube is too long. I posted a thread about that earlier and found out that cutting the tube with a hacksaw would work. Or building a custom PVC intake would work also. Need to do a little DIY to get it to work. I'll do all that if I can't get this stupid thing to work.

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One of the cheap hobs on my little tank done this, took it apart and found a clump of java moss inside the intake tube :doh:

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I'm fine filtering at the intake, so large debris would never get in there...
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Old 04-24-2015, 05:32 PM   #14
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I took apart my filter and cleaned out everything. Checked the impeller and it's housing and nothing seemed to be blocking it. I cleaned my tank and refilled. Turned on the filter and it seems to be working fine again.

But this has happened before. It works fine and then starts trickling again. Hopefully it will maintain it's flow but if not. I'm just gonna have to start working on my new filter that won't fit and get it to do so.

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