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I'm getting the typical cavitation which I cannot get to go away. Tank looks like a snow globe. I've reduced thickness by half on my one fine polishing pad and running ceramic rings and course sponge. Bubbles.

I tried again tonight and the water is barely trickling out of this thing. Probably 10 gallons an hour slow and the whole thing is clean as a whistle.

Any suggestions other than throw it in the trash and get another FX6?
 

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What is the order of pads, rings, media. If you are running pads anywhere but the top, you are starving it. Also, any gunk or buildup in the intake/exhaust lines?
 

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Also be sure the intake rubber connector to the intake strainer is a couple inches under the tank water surface to avoid sucking in air.
 

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How old is your fx5?
Have you been doing any maintenance on the o-rings/seals?
How often are you cleaning the filter sponges?

And what the others have said.
 
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