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    Default Filter detritus

    After cleaning out the filter it throws a load of detritus into the tank when it restarts itself, I assume this is all from the tubing. It is quickly sucked back into the filter and the water is clean again but looks horrendous for 5-10mins.

    Does anyone have any tips on how to stop this or how to easily remove it from the tubing?

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    Default Re: Filter detritus

    Well what I do is put a fish net over the output. This catches 90% of the stuff. Next you can remove the output hose and run a wire brush through the hose than rinse out with water and reinstall.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iminit View Post
    Well what I do is put a fish net over the output. This catches 90% of the stuff. Next you can remove the output hose and run a wire brush through the hose than rinse out with water and reinstall.
    Cheers Iminit. I'll try the net idea next time. I did have some old filter socks I can use!

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    Quote Originally Posted by wuvarien View Post
    Cheers Iminit. I'll try the net idea next time. I did have some old filter socks I can use!
    Yup, 200 micron socks work well. I'm testing out this stuff called Seachem Pristine, can't say I've seen great results so far. It's a bacteria blend that is supposed to help lessen detritus.

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    Default Re: Filter detritus

    Quote Originally Posted by wuvarien View Post
    After cleaning out the filter it throws a load of detritus into the tank when it restarts itself, I assume this is all from the tubing. It is quickly sucked back into the filter and the water is clean again but looks horrendous for 5-10mins.

    Does anyone have any tips on how to stop this or how to easily remove it from the tubing?
    Removing it pretty easy.. When I had canister filters I used something like this...
    https://www.amazon.com/Drain-Brush-F...24&sr=8-3&th=1

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    Quote Originally Posted by brewmaster15 View Post
    Removing it pretty easy.. When I had canister filters I used something like this...
    https://www.amazon.com/Drain-Brush-F...24&sr=8-3&th=1

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