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Old 03-10-2007, 07:34 PM   #1
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xp3 air bubbles

My Rena xp3 is sending little teeny bubbles into my tank. There were air surges occuring also, so I took everything apart, and made sure that everything is connected properly and restarted. I don't see the air surges but there seems to be an almost steady stream of really really small bubbles. It almost looks like the water is dusty. I don't know if it's my imagination or not but it seems to be a little louder too. Any ideas?
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Did you try rocking it gently back and forth?

Mine did that for a day or so until I tilted it. Suddenly a big air bubble escaped.
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Old 03-10-2007, 08:25 PM   #3
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Sounds like air is trapped in the unit. I'm not farmiliar with the design of the XPs but on my Cascade there is a priming "button" on the top. When air gets trapped I just press the priming button repeatidly until the air bubbles stop.

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I have an XP2 and XP3 on my 75.

One of the two will usually get this air bubble after filter servicing.
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I agree...rocking it will help get the airbuble to come out.
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Old 03-12-2007, 01:12 AM   #6
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Well, rocking it definitely caused some air surges to happen, but it didn't clear up the problem of the teeny tiny bubbles coming out constantly...
It is making my water look cruddy...
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unplug it for a few minutes, make sure it's completely filled up
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Well, I unplugged, emptied, re-primed, waited and started up again and I successfully seem to have made it much worse.
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XPs don't have prime buttons?
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Old 03-12-2007, 02:33 PM   #10
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No, but it's pretty easy to prime. You just fill the intake tube with water and then connect and it fills itself from the tank.

My filter has become noisier than ever. This is horrible.
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