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post #1 of 4 Old 05-26-2016, 05:09 PM Thread Starter
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Penn Plax Cascade 1000 Filter Issue

I am having issues with my filter having a low flow rate. maybe 1/8 the speed it was new. I changed the impeller and media, but it didn't help much.

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post #2 of 4 Old 05-26-2016, 08:04 PM
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Did you clean out the hoses? Algae can build up in them and restrict the flow.

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Did you clean out the hoses? Algae can build up in them and restrict the flow.
Good idea! How does one do that?
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You would have to disconnect the hoses from the canister, then use something like a bottle brush extended with a wire hanger to try to get as far into the tube as possible. Flush it with a garden hose to get the gunk out.

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