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Old 01-27-2015, 08:55 PM   #1
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Need a bit of input, wet/dry filter pad clogging quickly

It's an eshoppes wd-300cs wet dry system. From the output it goes into one of two chambers which have a thin wool type material which then filters down into the bioballs. THe problem is after a few days the wool pads must clog to the point where the water cannot drain through it quicker than the water is supplied. The water hasn't run over the edge as there is 1" of additional space above the foam pad but the fact that it is clogging bothers me. It seems to be mostly algae in there I'm guessing but is there a way I can resolve this rather than cleaning it ever week? Perhaps a different material that flows better and doesn't clog as easily? I know there is a fine line between flow and filtration. There is about 1" of space I have to occupy if need be. For reference the pads are in the black boxes and the black boxes have holes drilled in the bottom of them.

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Old 01-28-2015, 08:44 AM   #2
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I changed my wool pad for a coarser pad and that works with the flow better, have a look round your Lfs ,
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Old 01-28-2015, 11:49 AM   #3
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Can you tell me what you purchased? What do they call it? A filter pad?

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Old 01-28-2015, 12:03 PM   #4
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All it say's on the cover is Betta, large filter pad, it's much harder than your normal one, same texture as a pan cleaner if you know what I mean, it's about half an inch thick, 2 in a pack
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The other thing Dave, are the holes getting clogged as well or is it just the pad??
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Old 01-28-2015, 12:25 PM   #6
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thanks is it a thick filter like this or thin like what comes with it originally??


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Old 01-28-2015, 12:25 PM   #7
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Just the pad. It's almost like it is water logged. The holes and the rest of the filter are as clean as a whistle.

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Old 01-28-2015, 12:36 PM   #8
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I would say about the same as your photo, and same colour.......
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Old 01-28-2015, 12:43 PM   #9
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Thanks much, so about 1" thick? It fit ok in there and flows well? How well does it filter? No backup over the top of the black filter housing?
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No it's fine, may need cutting to size, try it and keep an eye on it see how it goes.........
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