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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 01-10-2013, 09:02 PM Thread Starter
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Having trouble with a Fluval 105

I recently got a really good deal on a Fluval 105, and decided to add it to my 20 long, in addition to 2 x Aqueon Quiet Flow 10. However, since I set it up about a month ago, I noticed that it will have really good flow for a day or two, then slow down to trickle. Unplugging and plugging back in will start the filter up again at a stronger flow. I have a sponge over the intake, so I'm pretty sure nothing should be blocked, and I've tried pumping the priming lever to see if maybe I didn't get the canister completely full. I'm stumped. Anyone else have this problem?
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 01-10-2013, 09:19 PM
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The sponge is clogged. Take it off and see what happens.
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 01-10-2013, 09:50 PM Thread Starter
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I was about to write something snarky along the lines of "I think I would know if my sponge was clogged." But decided to check it anyways. You were right. It looks clean, but taking it off made a HUGE difference. Excuse me while I go hang my head in shame
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