Finnex PS-360 filter spitting air
Planted Tank Forums
Your Tanks Image Hosting *Tank Tracker * Plant Profiles Fish Profiles Planted Tank Guide Photo Gallery Articles

Go Back   The Planted Tank Forum > Sponsors > Finnex / Schuber Wright


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-11-2012, 10:35 AM   #1
OVT
Carpe Diem
 
OVT's Avatar
 
PTrader: (142/100%)
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: SF East Bay Area
Posts: 5,184
Question

Finnex PS-360 filter spitting air


Dear folks at Finnex:

A number of Finnex PX-360 owners on this forum, myself included, report that the filter 'spits' out air on periodic basis. We would appreciate your insight on what might cause such behavior and any recommendations for the remedy.

The discussion on the subject can be found in this thread.

If you need more information, please do not hesitate to PM to me directly.

Best Reagrds
OVT is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 01-11-2012, 03:21 PM   #2
Lowe
Finnex
 
Lowe's Avatar
 
PTrader: (2/100%)
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Chicago
Posts: 645
Default

Hello OVT.

The Finnex PX-360 has a self priming mechanism built underneath the canister hood. If the seals are not properly secure, you will get the situation you are describing often and may see some leaking from the canister at some point. Air is being built up within and the priming mechanism is releasing that trapped air once it gets to a certain point to avoid stopping the canister water flow.

The daily occurrence is normal. If seals are tight, many factors can still play a role. Whether it be the canister sucking and storing air, biological gasses within the canister, CO2, etc.

Hope this info helps! Please note, if this is happening over and over again in short periods of time, please check for leaks as one of your seals may not be tight.
Lowe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2012, 09:23 PM   #3
OVT
Carpe Diem
 
OVT's Avatar
 
PTrader: (142/100%)
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: SF East Bay Area
Posts: 5,184
Default

Hi Lowe,

Thanks for the prompt reply. I have just replied to your PM: none of my filters are leaking. Are there any instructions on checking/servicing the seals? Thanks a again.

Last edited by OVT; 01-11-2012 at 10:49 PM.. Reason: wording
OVT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-21-2012, 08:33 AM   #4
OVT
Carpe Diem
 
OVT's Avatar
 
PTrader: (142/100%)
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: SF East Bay Area
Posts: 5,184
Default

Any updates?
OVT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-23-2012, 04:06 PM   #5
Lowe
Finnex
 
Lowe's Avatar
 
PTrader: (2/100%)
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Chicago
Posts: 645
Default

Hey OVT. Spoke to an associate about your situation and since you have 3 other filters that are doing well, he suggested switching the tubes on the one spitting air. Specifically, the intake. He suspects air getting in to the filter at that point and may be near the water line so you wouldn't think it to be leaking. Let me know!
Lowe is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 09:19 AM.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright Planted Tank LLC 2012