08-07-2003, 07:40 PM
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Vancouver BC, Canada
Momotaro I use the surface extractor with a 2215, and when the filter is pumping max water, it will create a rattling noise.
The intake pipes do get clogged with leaves VERY easily, and that breaks the surface siphon. What I do is, every night when I get home it takes me a minute to get the leaves out of it, I reach down each intake with my planting tweezers and pull the leaves out. Once you get all the leaves out it starts working normally again.
This usually lasts for a few hours, untill more leaves get stuck in it. I clean it again before I go to sleep, and it usually runs normally till the next morning or so. I go to work and when I get home at night, it's clogged again and the stupid thing is full of leaves and the water is scummy again.
It's a vicious cycle, and for the past month I have been putting together an All-Glass 75gallon w/overflow. Hope this works better!
Another thing to add, it comes with this STUPID POS that they use to close it off, but it's totally useless and falls down closing it all the time. I have had 3 units and they all do this. I usually throw them out.