01-01-2012, 08:41 PM
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Originally Posted by zof
pretty normal, its usually algae and other crud stuck in the pipes that gets loosened by drying a bit or the initial force of the first water coming back through the tubes. You can probably avoid it by any time you restart the filter you put the output into a separate container and discard the first 10 seconds or so of water, just incorporate it into your water change.
Okay. So you're saying, have it go into a bucket or something, turn off and turn on again, after some short amount of time? I tried putting a brine shrimp net in front of output, and that gathered some stuff, but I pulled the net away to soon. I agree, at least 30 seconds. Good to know it's normal.