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Fluval u3

Postby Eric » Tue Oct 23, 2012 10:00 pm

Hi all just a quick question ? I'm running a fluval u3 internal filter in my tank. I was just wondering if there's a way of taking the filter apart to clean it ? I know how to take out the impeller and clean it cause i do it every week with the water change. I'm taking about the front of the filter where the holes are. Some are blocked and i cant seem to un-block them. Does anyone here use one or used to have one that could give me some advice that would be great.
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Re: Fluval u3

Postby Mick » Wed Oct 24, 2012 2:22 pm

Never used one but I'm sure someone will have the answer for you
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Re: Fluval u3

Postby malakye » Wed Oct 24, 2012 2:55 pm

I haven't used one myself but did find this, so hope it helps you

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Re: Fluval u3

Postby Eric » Wed Oct 24, 2012 4:13 pm

Thanks for that malakye. If i take out the filter media is it ok to rinse the filter under tap water to remove and gunk that might be blocking the holes ?
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Re: Fluval u3

Postby Mick » Thu Oct 25, 2012 2:16 pm

The casing etc. can be cleaned with mains water, its only the media that can't
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Re: Fluval u3

Postby Eric » Wed Oct 31, 2012 10:51 pm

Thanks mick. I rinsed the casing under the tap and it unblocked it. Its back working top notch now. I'm going to do it with every water change now. Learn something new everyday :-):
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