It should not be necessary to clean the impeller monthly ... I've run Eheims where the impeller has been checked annually (no cleaning required as there is only a thin biofilm) or not at all for 3 yearsU do have a 3 year warranty and might just be unlucky I do make a point of cleaning the impela out monthly so no glogs as for air not sure about that one
Thanks alto il leave mine just like to take care of things lolshould not be necessary to clean the impeller monthly ... I've run Eheims where the impeller has been checked annually (no cleaning required as there is only a thin biofilm) or not at all for 3 years
Presently while I might like to say that I check my filters every 1-2 months, the reality is more like 6 months
OTOH they run just fine
Thanks for the tip! I never thought of using less than the 6 it comes with, but I guess it makes sense to do this to prevent it clogging so quickly. I'll try and get some from shrimp proI have 30 ppi pre filters and only use 3 on it to help the flow u can get them from shrimp pro £8.99 for 4 free delivery too maybe the air gets in through the heater compartment it's hard to lock in and get
I have the same issue and I'm pretty sure it is the heater turning off. I thought mine came with a fault but looks like it's not the only one!I am still getting the weird sound every so often, emailed Oase yesterday but I have yet to hear back. Strangely, yesterday I heard the noise from the filter *after* I had turned it off?! Maybe it's the heater as it would have been very hot after a water change with slightly cooler water.
Ah interesting! I have had two of the same filters making the same noise, so I was wondering if it was some kind of design flaw or just "normal" operation. I do believe it's the heater too as I heard the noise about 10 seconds after I had everything turned off - It could be the element inside cooling down perhaps.I have the same issue and I'm pretty sure it is the heater turning off. I thought mine came with a fault but looks like it's not the only one!
Ah yes I did find them on eBay from shrimp pro in a 6 pack, I will order those. If they still clog quickly I will take 1 or 2 out to make sure the water can flow a bit betterThey do the 6 pack too
I think the difference with what we are experiencing is that this sound doesn't coincide with air coming out from the filter. It just makes the noise and nothing else occurs, so I think it could be the heater like Diogo said. Bit of a weird one really, the only noise I have heard from heaters before is a little click when it goes on and off.I do get the gurgle sound but it is very rare and every now and again I get a big air flow from the Lilly out flow
I use a really big block of PPI10 or PPI20 foam, it still needs cleaning on a regular basis, but it stops low flow issues.I did an experiment and noticed that removing the pre filter foams has stopped the air bubble issues. When I took them out, only a few days after cleaning, they were pretty clogged up (bits of plants and general mess). My guess is the restricted in-flow to the impeller is causing it to suck in air somehow, perhaps it causes a higher negative pressure inside and some leaks in through the o-rings. No idea how it actually works, but that is my experience, so if anyone else has this issue give it a try and see if it helps. Going to try and get some 30ppi pre filter foams so hopefully it won't clog so quickly.
Koi places. I get them from <"Rainbow Koi" in Melksham">, because it is just down the road from me, but they are well reviewed via ebayDarrel where do u get them.from
Nice! I will try those if these 30ppi foams get clogged easily. So far they seem to be doing well.Hi all,I use a really big block of PPI10 or PPI20 foam, it still needs cleaning on a regular basis, but it stops low flow issues.
Are you running a surface skimmer? Mine shoots out air bubbles fairly often but my surface skimmer also draws a bit of air in so it's to be expected. I don't see it as an issue.Well my issues with air bubbles have returned. I don't know why but every 10 mins it shoots out a load of bubbles It's no way near the air stone and I even took out half the media to try and improve the flow in the filter to no avail. Anyone else getting this?
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