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PostPosted: 2011.02.03(Thu)11:49    Post subject: small particles on the water Reply with quote

hello, I have an eheim 2076 filter for my 220L aquarium, at the moment I'm having a problem, the water has lots of small particles..

I have tried to clean the aquarium substrat and clean the filter but the water continues full of this particles...

should I get an extra mechanical filter?
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PostPosted: 2011.02.03(Thu)12:00    Post subject: Reply with quote

We need more info please.

What colour are the particles and do float or mix through the water?

How does the water return to the tank?
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PostPosted: 2011.02.03(Thu)12:02    Post subject: Reply with quote

diademhill wrote:
We need more info please.

What colour are the particles and do float or mix through the water?

How does the water return to the tank?


they are white and float.. the water coming from the filter is clean and transparent..

all the water parameters are almost perfect.. the water is transperent the only problem is this particples..
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PostPosted: 2011.02.03(Thu)12:22    Post subject: Reply with quote

Use a paper towel to remove the film.
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PostPosted: 2011.02.03(Thu)12:25    Post subject: Reply with quote

diademhill wrote:
Use a paper towel to remove the film.


http://www.flickr.com/photos/hugocastano/5413281607/ they float and go down... and up.. and down...
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PostPosted: 2011.02.03(Thu)14:45    Post subject: Reply with quote

What filter material is in the Eheim?
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PostPosted: 2011.02.03(Thu)15:34    Post subject: Reply with quote

Topper wrote:
What filter material is in the Eheim?


the material that came with him..
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PostPosted: 2011.02.03(Thu)18:40    Post subject: Reply with quote

You are going to have to be a little more descriptive than that.
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PostPosted: 2011.02.03(Thu)18:53    Post subject: Reply with quote

Topper wrote:
You are going to have to be a little more descriptive than that.


http://87.193.157.140/eheim//_DBimages/12590739687295041_explo_200px.jpg
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PostPosted: 2011.02.04(Fri)7:44    Post subject: Reply with quote

Especially if this tank is relatively new, I would think that the particles are from the ceramic media in the filter. Even if you rinsed them before installation, small flakes can still be present in the holes and then, depending on where they are located in the filter, work their way out and through and into the tank.
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