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Post by Biulu on Mon May 18, 2015 8:00 pm

I noticed today that my canister filter was basically trickling instead of blasting out water like it normally does. So the first thing I did was to clean the filter and the pipes.

However, it hasn't gotten better. What else could I do to improve the flow?
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Post by fish lady on Mon May 18, 2015 8:05 pm

have you looked at your impeller
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Post by Biulu on Mon May 18, 2015 8:26 pm

No, but can I open the lid to have access to the impeller? It is a Rena
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Post by fish lady on Tue May 19, 2015 6:33 am

yes you can there is a round part on the bottom of the top
inner part covers the impeller turn counter clockwise
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Post by Biulu on Tue May 19, 2015 10:46 am

Opening the impeller area was the solution! The impeller itself was not so dirty that it didn't turn anymore, but there was a blockage on the side where the water comes in. This was due to a dead fish, whose remains I had been looking for for 3 days.

Thanks fish lady!
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Post by fish lady on Tue May 19, 2015 12:33 pm

Anytime glad it worked out and sorry about the fish
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Re: canister filter output

Post by Sbenson11 on Tue May 19, 2015 5:44 pm

Gross Smile

Glad you found the blockage.

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Also having flow problems

Post by LynM on Thu Aug 13, 2015 9:31 am

fish lady wrote:have you looked at your impeller

I have a Sicce 200 Whale canister filter that I got used. It had hardly been used and was very clean. I have a 500 on my larger tank that works wonderfully, but this smaller one has a really poor output. I checked the impeller and it seemed OK but I cleaned around the well and everywhere I could think of. I have ordered a new impeller in case that is the problem, but in the meantime....any suggestions?

Maybe it is just too small for a 30 gallon tank and I am expecting too much from it.

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Re: canister filter output

Post by Biulu on Thu Aug 13, 2015 1:29 pm

LynM wrote:

I have a Sicce 200 Whale canister filter that I got used. It had hardly been used and was very clean. I have a 500 on my larger tank that works wonderfully, but this smaller one has a really poor output. I checked the impeller and it seemed OK but I cleaned around the well and everywhere I could think of. I have ordered a new impeller in case that is the problem, but in the meantime....any suggestions?

Maybe it is just too small for a 30 gallon tank and I am expecting too much from it.

I looked at the product specifications on their website and the 190 gallon/hour should give you a nice flow. I see also though that the flow can be adjusted. Have you looked into that? If you don't know how to do it: you can download an instruction manual from their website:
http://www.sicce.com/prodottiDettaglio_eng.php/prodotto=whale-professional-external-filters-for-aquarium/idprodotto=82
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Re: canister filter output

Post by LynM on Thu Aug 13, 2015 8:28 pm

Thanks. Yes, that's what I thought...so maybe a new impeller will help. Yes, I do know how to adjust the flow. At max it is a gentle stream, and at min it practically stops. My 500 blows the fish's hair back on max.
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