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Vortex Diatom Filter Problems
I bought a Vortex Model XL (the big one) Diatom Filter at the
LFS (I was having an Ich outbreak). Set it up and let it run.
It ran for 9 hours till 1:30 in the morning, when it started
making a high-pitched screeching noise, that setup off the
glass-breaks in my burglar alarm.
I went back to my LFS and they traded out the one I bought
for a new one (very nice people). Set it up and let it
run. NOT OVERNIGHT. It ran the first evening for 4 or
5 hours okay. Next morning I started it up again. It ran
from 8 in the morning till 5 in the evening. Then it started
making a high-pitched screeching noise.
People use these filters all the time. I have one of the smaller
models that I have used for about 15 years. There must be
something I am missing here. Any ideas?