View Full Version : Whisper Returning Bubbles??
08-03-2007, 02:55 AM
Okay my whisper 3i filter just started bubbling inside the filter area, where it returns the water. Its making a bunch of popping noises with the bubbles under the little "door/lid" thing.. Why is it blowing bubbles?? I tried moving the filter media a little bit but nothing...still returning bubbles. The water is still flowing and all, so I know the water levels high enough, but there are alot of bubbles returned with the water.
08-03-2007, 03:49 AM
Is your airstone near your intake?
08-03-2007, 04:06 AM
Airstone? This isn't the ugf, its the in-tank whisper 3i. sorry if i'm just ignorant to the fact that there may be an airstone on there somewhere? lol I really have no idea.
Here's the set up just for reference.....if anyone should need it other than me. lmao :)
08-03-2007, 04:08 AM
By the looks of the filter, i think it has an airstone inside it? Was it always bubbling?
08-03-2007, 04:12 AM
No airstone. Air powered. Is the water level in your tank high enough?
08-03-2007, 04:18 AM
The box said to make sure the water level was right below the spout, so thats where I put it.
08-03-2007, 07:41 AM
Sounds to me as it's sucking in air. Tanks should be filled to within 2 inches from the top.
Drumachine meant that if you happen to have a bubbler or airstone in the tank, the bubbles from that might be getting sucked up the tubes causing air in the filter.
08-03-2007, 05:05 PM
Nope there is no bubbler or airstone in the tank. Just the filter, heater and thermometer.
08-03-2007, 05:26 PM
I still agree it must be sucking air, is the intake fitted securely and no splits in it?
08-03-2007, 06:22 PM
Not sure, should be okay since its only been running for a couple days. I'll check it out though. Thanks for the suggestions.
08-04-2007, 03:33 AM
Unplugged it, took it out, inspected the whole thing. Pushed pieces together to make sure nothing was loose. Adjusted water levels...... Nothing!! Still blowing bubbles!!! Grrr lol I am going to email the company and find out what they have to say. Probably nothing other than "Well I dunno why its doing that, sorry we cant help you."
09-22-2007, 07:28 PM
Its still all bubbles....Its starting to get irritating to me, I cant imagine the fish likes all that popping bubble noise 24/7. I dunno what the hel to do. Arg!
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