07-28-2013, 12:27 AM
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Fluval Accent Pump Water Level Dropping
I have the Fluval Accent 25g aquarium and it was running well for the first 4 days after setup. Note that i did cap off the venturi tube so that it is no longer adding oxygen (bubbles) to the output and this has been this way and running well since setup. Around day 5, I heard water flowing into the middle chamber and bubbles were coming from the output. I checked the filter setup and the middle chamber water level had dropped around 2 inches exposing the plastic static tube that connects to the output allowing air to enter the output. I am not sure as to why the water level dropped.
The only way i see to make the water level normalize and increase, is to lift the filter a centimeter or so to allow for extra flow. However, this will add unfiltered water to the mixture. Has anyone else experienced this? I am going to remove the entire filter mechanism tomorrow to make sure i did not miss anything in the setup, check for clogs...etc but in the meantime thought i would see if anyone else may be experiencing the same issue.
I know the Accent is new to market so there may not be a lot out there but if you can relate this to a different filter setup, any advice would be appreciated. I am new to how aquarium filters function.
Thanks for reading,