Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > General Aquarium Forums > General Hardware/Equipment Discussion
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 12-27-2013, 01:32 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Posts: 25
will fine hairs hurt fish? (off new eheim white filter pad)

I've noticed that when I put a new white filter pad into my canister
and first turn it on there is a cloud of tiny fine white hairs that
fills the tank. The hairs are coming from the new white filter pads
I've tried washing and soaking the pads first for an hour but it only reduces the effect a small bit.

Has anyone else noticed this?
Does it hurt the fish?

This is the link to the filter pad I mentioned
Amazon.com: EHEIM Fine Filter Pad (White) for Classic External Filter 2211 (3 Pieces): Pet Supplies
__________________

__________________
idonthavegills is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-28-2013, 10:31 AM   #2
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Slade's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Leland, NC
Posts: 527
I've seen it when I change filter floss. It's not harmful to fish and will eventually wind up back in the filter.
__________________

__________________
Slade is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-28-2013, 03:19 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Posts: 142
I used to get it with some really firm aftermarket pads I used to use. You said you've tried washing them, maybe leave them under a running tap for a bit beforehand?
__________________
2.0.0 Graptemys ouchitensis ouchitensis :: Sheldon and Colin
thebritishbloke is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-28-2013, 07:18 PM   #4
member
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 709
Switch to this stuff
__________________
mistersprinkles is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-28-2013, 11:02 PM   #5
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Posts: 25
Thanks for replies, so far I have not seen any adverse effects to the fish but it is disconcerting to see all those hairs cloud up the water right after putting in a new filter pad.

Have tried washing and rinsing by leaving it in a clean bucket with water running on it, went away and came back 5 mins later, same hairs when swapped in. Also ordered another box from eheim off a different ebay seller in case I had a bad batch, no difference.

Quote:
Originally Posted by mistersprinkles View Post
Switch to this stuff
Will try !!
__________________
idonthavegills is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-31-2013, 06:02 PM   #6
member
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 709
Quote:
Originally Posted by idonthavegills View Post
Thanks for replies, so far I have not seen any adverse effects to the fish but it is disconcerting to see all those hairs cloud up the water right after putting in a new filter pad.

Have tried washing and rinsing by leaving it in a clean bucket with water running on it, went away and came back 5 mins later, same hairs when swapped in. Also ordered another box from eheim off a different ebay seller in case I had a bad batch, no difference.


Will try !!
The bulk filter floss like what I linked to uses much longer fibers so you shouldn't get any little fibers in your tank. On the down-side you will have to measure out a circular piece and cut it to size. Just remember, you'll have to service your canister much more often if you use any kind of fine pad/floss because it clogs up faster than the blue foam that's in there.
__________________

__________________
mistersprinkles is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
air, eheim, filter, fin, fish, hair, hurt, white

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off








» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:50 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.