Why is my brand new filter not working?
The most likely cause is that the air pipes of the filter are disconnected or blocked or the air pump has broken down (See Q1). Once the pipes are cleared or reconnected or the pump has been repaired or replaced – the filter will work again and the tank will clear.
Why isn’t my Aqua Tech filter working?
A) Be sure there is water in the pump chamber — if you don’t add water to the pump chamber, the filter will pull in air. Finally, make sure your bubble walls and/or air stones are not directly under the intake tube. If bubbles go up the main tube, it will cause a rattling sound and may stop your filter from working.
Why is my Aqua Tech filter so loud?
Most of the time the filter is not the culprit when it comes to aquarium noise. Generally the problem is with the air pump, but sometimes the filter itself can cause excessive noise if it is not running properly. Anything inside the filter can get dirty or damaged or be out of place, resulting in more noise than usual.
How do I start my Aqua Tech Filter?
- Fill the aquarium with water.
- Select a filter model that is appropriate to the size of your tank.
- Install the filtration system on the side or end of the tank making sure that the suction tube is fully submerged in the water.
- Plug the filter in and allow the system to run for at least 24 hours before adding fish.
Where can I buy an Aqua Tech filter?
Aqua-Tech filters are sold specifically from Wal-Mart and come in several models designed to suit the needs of different aquarium sizes. Fill the aquarium with water. Water should come up to the bottom edge of the aquarium’s top frame.
What is the first stage of the Aqua Tech filter?
The first stage of the AQUA-Tech® filtration is mechanical. The blue polyfiber pad that is integrated onto the EZ-ChangeTM Filter Cartridge screens out dirt and debris as water passes through. The second stage of the AQUA-Tech® filtration is chemical.
When to add fish to Aqua Tech fish tank?
Install the filtration system on the side or end of the tank making sure that the suction tube is fully submerged in the water. Plug the filter in and allow the system to run for at least 24 hours before adding fish.