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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-08-2004, 01:16 AM Thread Starter
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I have an Eheim 2028 with the standard green tubes. I have a white spotty build up in my filter tubing. It starts as little spots and grows together like a crusty film. If I squeeze the tube some breaks off and shoots out the spray bar and looks like flakes. It started mostly in the lines directly in and out of the canister. Now I even see it in the line out from the UV. Is it some kind of fungus? Or the blob?

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Sounds like scale- are the flakes hard? Just out of curiosity, how hard is your water?

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Yup, sounds like mineral deposits to me.
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Tonyd, I have very hard water here. And as Aquaverde and Buck said, those are mineral deposit. What I do is during filter maintenance, I squeeze the tubes to break those build up, unplug the spraybar, put a net infront of the output and turn the filter on. It will spray a whole bunch of white flakes into the fish net in the first 10 seconds.
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Thats what I thought at first but then why does it build up in the part of the tank with the fastest flow rate? Wouldn't it settle out at the bottom or in the filter even? Is it just because of the volume of water that flows through the tubing?

That's a good idea for how to clean the tubes ninoboy. How often do you do that?

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