Originally Posted by smooth_cannibal
okay. really freaked me out at since the filter has been only running for like a week.
Before you get a chance to clean it out, you could use some pantyhose over the return pipe. Cut a piece of the them, place loosely over the return pipe, secure with a rubber band and it will catch all this stuff. Temp fix until you clean out the tubes, where most of it tends to build up. I had this problem, quite often, when I used a slime coat based water conditioner. Since I switched to Prime, I don't have the problem in the time between cleaning my tubes....