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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?
 

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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?
 
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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.
 

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

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what canister is it ?
 

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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.
 

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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.
 

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

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

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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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:-( where did you buy the filter from ?
if from a store,i would ask them about it,tell them about how much trouble
you're having,even if you bought it on line,someone must be able to sort
it out,it's a nightmare...i'd be really frustrated.
 

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I bought it online, from an Ebay seller. It really does frustrate me.
I've tried a coupla things today. I removed the ceramic media and didn't snap the baskets together. Hopefully, next week they'll be easier to remove :p
 

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why did you remove the ceramic rings,you'll lose bacteria ?
good move to not snap the baskets together :-D
 

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I removed the ceramic media because I thought it maybe adding weight.
Today's water change was 2 days later than it should of been. So the tank will be fine until Monday(normal water change day) and I may re-add the ceramics.

It's also sitting in a cup of water so the BB should hold fine.
 

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Good news everyone!
I had no ttouble removing the baskets today!
I added the ceramics today so hopefully I won't have any problems next week.
 

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glad to hear this,there's is nothing worse than when things don't
work how we know they should.
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