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Old 07-20-2007, 04:20 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Default Vortex diatom XL bag question

On new Vortex diatom XL bags, the black plastic neck of the bag is in two pieces. The short cylindrical piece permanently attached to the bag, and the bigger plastic piece that fits up into the main casting where the impeller is.

Are those pieces supposed to be glued together? The manual & their website always show them together, but don't mention gluing.

The two plastic pieces seem to come apart when back flushing, so I have to take the filter apart. I do shake the filter some when back flushing, but not that hard.

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Default Re: Vortex diatom XL bag question

Call the Vortex people in Florida. They're a wonderful bunch of folks and eager to answer any questions. It's like going back in time talking to them, you'd swear it's 4 or 5 people sitting on the front porch just waiting for somebody to call with a question.

I had an older XL and what you describe doesn't sound familiar and have the smaller one one and it's not the same either.

Actually I think you can even email them these days too, but phone is faster and there's no back and forth with extra questions.

I've jotted down a few notes about their use here:

http://aquaria.net/articles/filter/diatom/
http://aquaria.net/articles/filter/vortex/
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