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it is SUPER slow flow , even after cleaning, very noisy, and will on occasion spit out fine air bubbles, the flow is fudging up my tank, algae everywhere, excel isnt doing anything anymore -.-

i bleached the impeller but it didnt seem to do anything, any idea what could be doing this? Just seems like a 70 or 80 dollar filter should last more than 10 months or so....
 

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I know how you feel:(

Do you have a prefilter, anything installed inline, or anything that could be clogging the inflow?
 

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the pantyhose that i put to strain out the baby shrimp was clogged. oh boy, that means more works on the day i clean the filter out, i gotta clean out babies -.-
 

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You might consider some form of sponge pre-filter on the intake tube.
 

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It sounds like you did not prime it right. Shake the canister from side to side to release the trapped air. My 2213 runs so quiet that I cannot hear it at all, I have to place my hand on it just to tell it is working. However, if there is a lot of air in it, it will make a terrible racket until I re-prime it. If it continues to spit fine air bubbles it sounds like you have a leak somewhere that air is being drawn into the filter.

And a 2213 is rated at ~96gph without media, so its not going to give you tons of flow when its packed.
 

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Have you cleaned your tubing? Eheim makes long brushes (about 40 inches {1020mm} long) to clean their tubing. It comes in different diameters for their different tubing sizes. You'll need the one for 494 tubing. Dirty tubing can really slow the flow. I believe PetBlvd.com is one of the places that carries it. For some reason I can't get on their site to find it. I keep getting an "Internal Server Error."
various Eheim brushes and part numbers: http://www.aquatics-online.co.uk/catalogue/eheim-filter-cleaning-accessories.asp#product3479


Have you seen Eheim's Pre-filter? It should keep your tiny shrimp out.
http://www.drsfostersmith.com/produ...s/Categoryimages/larger/lg_900823_FS12758.jpg

Pre-Filter Module, CD-900823 $16.99
Replacement Pad, CD-902426 $2.99
http://www.drsfostersmith.com/product/prod_display.cfm?pcatid=3614
 
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