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    So... a few of you know that I set up a canister at the beginning g of this month... it was ALWAYS shooting air bubbles and specks... I talked to Mars Fish Care and they told me to cut the hoses leaving 4 inches of slack... Well that did take care of the air bubbles BUT when in holy heck does this thing stop spitting out specks in my water...

    I figure it has to be better bacteria BUT I have NEVER dealt with this before using HOB's OR UGF's

    When does this STOP!?!?!?!?!?!?!?
    It does not matter if you are right or wrong...
    As long as you learn and Keep Moving Forward!

    ~Anthony

  • #2
    You sure the specs aren't micro bubbles?
    ~Erin
    10g, 20g, 29g, 55g

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    • #3
      Do you have something in the filter to trap fine particles?
      - Dena

      All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them.
      Walt Disney

      The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.
      Socrates

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      • #4
        I have 2 micro and 2 super micro on top... the bottom has 2 30ppi and 2 20ppi, next 55 bio chem stars, and then 2 bags of Bio Zorb and 2 bags of Activated Carbon
        It does not matter if you are right or wrong...
        As long as you learn and Keep Moving Forward!

        ~Anthony

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        • #5
          Sounds like you have your bases covered. Are you getting the specs constantly or only when first starting up the canister, say after a water change or other maintenance?

          I would tear down the canister to make sure all media is laid out to not allow gaps where water could bypass the media.

          And, if the specs keep flying out temporarily add a sock or nylon to trap it.

          I start seeing debris floating around when my canister slows down and needs a rinsing.
          - Dena

          All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them.
          Walt Disney

          The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.
          Socrates

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          • #6
            Ahh well this since I got it was spurts... then constant, then spurts... maybe I will pull it and rinse the pads ...
            It does not matter if you are right or wrong...
            As long as you learn and Keep Moving Forward!

            ~Anthony

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            • #7
              Well at the risk of looking stoopid... I took my canister out... rinsed the 30 & 20ppi.... And Rinsed out the micro & super micro filter... which by the way were completely dirty.... now it seems I have no issue....
              It does not matter if you are right or wrong...
              As long as you learn and Keep Moving Forward!

              ~Anthony

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              • #8
                I have the same issure with my FX5 Canister. It starts to spitout micro bubbles when it needs rinsing.
                Christine

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                • #9
                  Well there you go. It was just helping you get your maintenance schedule sorted out
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                  • #10
                    You never really know how "dirty" those tanks are until you clean the filter, urgh! Even after a month, the pads are completely brown lol
                    ~Erin
                    10g, 20g, 29g, 55g

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                    • #11
                      LOL glad you were able to figure out your problem! I usually shake my canister when it starts spitting out bubbles. Takes care of that problem pretty quick. I clean my canisters every 4 weeks to avoid the issue you had lol.
                      -Jonathan

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                      • #12
                        Well, now I know
                        It does not matter if you are right or wrong...
                        As long as you learn and Keep Moving Forward!

                        ~Anthony

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                        • #13
                          If I remember correctly, I believe my instruction booklet to my canister actually says something about cleaning the canister when it starts to shoot out fine bubbles.

                          Mine usually needs cleaned about every 5-6 weeks to prevent bubbles.

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                          • #14
                            Yeah.. I just looked at the pictures...lol
                            It does not matter if you are right or wrong...
                            As long as you learn and Keep Moving Forward!

                            ~Anthony

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                            • #15
                              At least you were able to figure it out and resolve the problem.

                              And, it is a good reminder to every one of us! When canisters start spewing tiny bubbles it's time to clean.
                              - Dena

                              All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them.
                              Walt Disney

                              The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.
                              Socrates

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