I just added a filter? But it bubbles up over the top..help?
I just bought a tetra whisper from petco today. It worked fine, but after a while it started bubbling up and pushed up the top and out. It's not spilling too much, but I'm worried it will bubble out over the sides. I hope I explained it enough, is this normal?
Also, I mentioned before how my unnamed betta was doing poorly and such. Well now that I have the filter going, he swims everywhere! I havn't seen him eat yet, but I'm hoping the water circulation will get him going lol.
I had a similar experience. I bought this to replace the internal Whisper filter that came with my Crescent 5G because I wanted the extra insert for biological filtration. Within a few minutes of setting it up it started flowing over the filter cartridge which was completely clean. I was going to decrease the flow, but was surprised to find no control; even the cheaper model that came with my tank has a flow control. I just ended up using the original filter with some Biomax. I'm interested to hear if you find a solution.
I have the same filter in 2 of my tanks, and I got a kit, at I think ,Petsmart of various valves and intersections for the air line, one of the fittings has a way to control the flow of air so I can turn it down to the desired current.
Here is a link for an example of what I am talking about. http://www.aquariumguys.com/twowayvalve.html
If you have the Tetra Whisper 3i model, they tend to do that. I've hard the worst luck with them. I've tried them everywhere, they always end up detaching/toppling over and start bubbling and they don't ever work as intended. I threw them away, sadly, instead of returning them to the store. I still have the air pumps they come with so it wasn't a total waste of money. If you really want something that will work try getting a Tetra Whisper 10I, the one advertised for 10 gallons. I've had an awesome experience with mine and my betta loves it. :) You can adjust the flow if you think it's too much by placing a sponge at the fountain. My betta loves swimming under the fountain and it aerates the tank, too! No more bubble stone needed. :) It is a great buy and it is sold at Wal-Mart if you can make a trip to one, way worth the money.