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Old 06-29-2010, 06:16 PM   #1
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whisper 40 filter just stopped!

Anyone know why or how I can fix this? It happened with the last one but I figured it was because the last owner had it too long (I was given turtle w/tank).
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Old 06-30-2010, 05:49 PM   #2
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Any more details you can provide on this might help.
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tap the intake tube. if that doesnt do it, pull on the piece that holds the intake tube and the impeller. Next would be to pull the filter out of the tank and give it a good cleaning.
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tap the intake tube. if that doesnt do it, pull on the piece that holds the intake tube and the impeller. Next would be to pull the filter out of the tank and give it a good cleaning.

+1. What kind of substratre do you have? I have Pool Filter Sand in my 5 and the stupid filter gets clogged all the time. I have to take it apart and rinse the impeller out. Try to keep your filter media wet though, so you don't kill off your BB (beneficial bacteria). You can also wrap a sponge around the intake with a rubber band or get a prefilter.
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How long have you been using the filter? +1 for giving it a good cleaning.
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Old 07-14-2010, 05:57 PM   #6
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Clean the impeller!!

I have Aqua Clear filters, but everytime I change the charcoal I clean the ENTIRE filter assembly. I've found that cleaning the impeller is really important. you'd be surprised how much gunk gets in there!!
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