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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 03-08-2009, 09:22 PM Thread Starter
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Unhappy Powerhead getting clogged!!

My powerhead was putting out water at a very low rate. I moved the bottom around, with out anything on the end, and a lot of gunk came out of it. I had some sponge pad on the end held with a rubber ring. Then put a replacement sponge over it. Thus guess putting a long tube on the end with floss in it will help.

Anybody else have this problem? If so what did you do?
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Unfortunately, this is a constant battle for me with planted tanks. I started using pantyhose on the intake and clean it off with my water changes. This has helped a lot.

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I have decided that a diy canister filter will prolong the life of the filter. Now if I could just get someone to give me instructions as where to make the holes in the bucket. Until I do I will put a pantyhose over it. For without circulation BBA grows in my tank. This I am certain of for I have 1 plant that has a little on it now and the circulation was very low.

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