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FishyFishy89 10-07-2013 07:25 PM

Difficulty Removing Baskets from Canister
For the 1st coupla to a few weeks, I didn't have this issue.

But I think the suction is making it really difficult to remove my media baskets. So difficult that I cannot get them out without beating the crap out of my canister. 1st basket has nothing but sponges, 2nd has a small amount of ceramics and the 3rd has bio balls and a layer of sponge.

Any tips or solutions?

jaysee 10-07-2013 07:33 PM

i have a couple that stick in the filter body. I "walk" them out. Basically I put my hands in the canister, backs facing each other, and I put outward and upward pressure on each side, alternating.

As for separating the baskets from one another.... what kind of filter is this?

FishyFishy89 10-07-2013 08:49 PM

I can separate the baskets just fine. It's getting them OUT of the canister. And I can't really fit my hands between the body/baskets. It's a really snug fit.

jaysee 10-07-2013 08:56 PM

no, not between the filter body and the basket - I press the basket against the filter body

willow 10-12-2013 08:32 AM

what canister is it ?

FishyFishy89 10-12-2013 10:35 AM

Sunsun hw-302
This Monday will be water change day. So I'll attempt to play with it more. I don't think I tried wiggling it...though you'd think I would of.

jaysee 10-12-2013 10:41 AM

Yeah, I find that the bottom basket can be very difficult to remove. The handle can come loose - I've found that applying force to specific areas will keep it in place - gotta play with it some. What I explained is how I get them out - sometimes in conjunction with using the handle, sometimes not.

FishyFishy89 10-12-2013 02:05 PM

The handle is the only thing i can use when removing them. unless i flip it upside down, which doesn't help much either.

willow 10-12-2013 02:42 PM

gosh,that looks as snug as mine..
i've not attempted to try it yet,might be tomorrow.

FishyFishy89 10-12-2013 10:22 PM

Funny thing is I never had this issue the 1st 2-3 weeks it was running. I think the flow used to be more powerful as well.

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