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Post by FrazzleDazzle on 30/10/2011, 15:54

I've just noticed my filter had seized up and all my fish are at the top gasping for air. I've had nothing but problems with it, i have to give it a rinse every couple of days to keep the flow at pull pelt and now today a tiny little trickle was coming out even though i washed it last night. Lost a couple of guppies! Not impressed, it's some little eheim thing. Might have to invest.
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Post by Ian on 30/10/2011, 16:04

try here they seem to be cheap
http://www.allpondsolutions.co.uk/

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Post by mrsbiffster on 30/10/2011, 16:11

If i was you i would invest in a new filter. I have the same problem with my filter. I clean the sponges every 2 weeks due to low flow. Once the sponges are cleaned it works perfect. Then in a couple of days the flow reduces again and mines a fluval.
I now have an undergravel filter in the tank plus the fluval.

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Post by k3vinjam3s on 30/10/2011, 16:13

have you cleaned where the impeller sits as it accumulates so much gunk there. i have a fluval 3plus in my bn breeding tank and i have to fully clean it at every water change.

as for the fish you have gasping do you have an airpump running to keep the water oxygenated?
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Post by carpguru on 30/10/2011, 16:26

try cleaning the impeller with vinegar also the impeller
housing i also hope you haven't been cleaning your sponges in tap water that will kill all your bacteria in your sponges hope this helps
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Post by FrazzleDazzle on 30/10/2011, 16:32

No cause the filters normally giving it what for and the flow from that is more than enough. I've got the air pump running now though, on top of two filters.
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Post by FrazzleDazzle on 31/10/2011, 17:34

Well tonight i come in, the filters not working properly again. It's only gone and sucked my two favourite male guppies in and chopped them in half. I am furious!!!!!!!

What a crock of sh*t, i'm getting my old filter out of the cupboard.
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Post by Ian on 31/10/2011, 17:39

what filter is it thats done this to suck 2 guppies in it must be a strong one

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Post by FrazzleDazzle on 31/10/2011, 17:44

It's the one up from this i think...

http://www.zooplus.co.uk/shop/fish/filters_pumps/eheim_filters/internal_filters/103033

I'm not happy at all, i'm considering contacting the manufacturer. It's a shoddy design, hard to get off the glass and when you do get it off the thing falls apart in your hand, hard to get back together, poor materials and as found out it can suck full grown guppies in and chop them up. Annoyed!
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Post by Ian on 31/10/2011, 17:50

that is for a 45ltr 15 gallon tank it says for breeding tank so shouldnt be that strong i have a eheim internal in my oscar tank 5ft and it can fire bubbles from one end to the other but i had it in my community tank it never sucked any fish into it
and it is the most powerful internal filter ive had hence me having it in the oscar tank

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Post by FrazzleDazzle on 31/10/2011, 17:54

Aye i couldn't find mine, mines the filter that's up from that one. The next step i guess it's for 80-100 litre tanks. I just think this filter is a bit rubbish. I got it with the tank but it hasn't done me any favours. Not picking up anything, waters murky, it's going in the bin.
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Post by Ian on 31/10/2011, 17:56

stick it on classified section instead of chucking it out

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Post by k3vinjam3s on 31/10/2011, 19:02

If your throwing it away ill have it off you, or swap it for a few bristlenose.
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Post by FrazzleDazzle on 31/10/2011, 19:57

Cheers for the offer Kevin i'll just give you it! I don't think i've got the room for Bristlenoses.
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Post by k3vinjam3s on 31/10/2011, 20:00

have you tried puting some tights over the intake holes? it can stop fish geting in
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Post by FrazzleDazzle on 31/10/2011, 20:04

No but that is a great idea. Underneath there's a hole probably about 1.5cm across which is where the two guppies got sucked up...could put some netting/tights over there i suppose. Cheers.
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