Bubble Magus Filter Rolls not lasting

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Anyone else have one. I have the medium that takes a 6" roll. The original roll that came with it lasted two months. The replacement lasted two weeks !! I thought it looked different when I took it out of the package. I can't see any change in my system that would cause such a dramatic increase in the roll depletion.

I have been going back & forth with BM and they had me send the 3 unused ones I had back. Waiting on the verdict on that. Wanting to see if anyone else ran across this ? If I can't get a solution, I'll have to go to some other filtration. I know it's an expensive hobby but I can't justify $40 a month for rolls.
 
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I posted about this not too long ago. I was dual feeding it with a Fluval SP4. I recently bought a new roll. Now, even at half the flow, the unit is overflowing out the top. The micron level on the latest rolls must have been drastically reduced. I had to pull it out and put a filter sock back. I haven't come up with a solution. I tried an Aquamaxx roll once, and it was a little to wide. I have been hoping someone would find an ebay solution. I believe someone sells rolls on there that might work.
 

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I noticed the same thing many months back, they definitely changed the rolls at some point. I went from 6-7 weeks to 3-4 and the used part wasn't even really brown anymore. Ultimately, I took it off my system.
 
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At least I'm glad to hear I'm not the only one. I did get an Aquamax roll because someone had posted it would work. Comparing it to the BM, it has a larger weave. It is however slightly wider and doesn't come with the takeup spool.
 

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I just swapped out the original one with a replacement and it's already half used and barely brown. It's only been about 3 weeks. Any alternatives would be awesome at this point.

I feel like I just bought a cheap printer only to be stuck with replacing cartridges every other print.
 
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I just swapped out the original one with a replacement and it's already half used and barely brown. It's only been about 3 weeks. Any alternatives would be awesome at this point.

I feel like I just bought a cheap printer only to be stuck with replacing cartridges every other print.
Perfect analogy. I was thinking the same. Sell the machine cheap ( I paid $180) but make a killing selling the rolls. At the rate I'm going through these it would be $480 in a year.
 
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Wanted to follow up on this. BM maintains there is nothing wrong with the rolls. They say that the ones they had that were bad didn't pass water at all. They blame it on my water quality/feeding etc. That's BS because there was no change except the replacement roll. They have agreed to send back 3 to replace the 3 I sent them. So I guess I'll use these up and try the Aquamax ones. If that doesn't work, I think I'll try some sort of DIY holder for filter floss. Not spending this kind of money on rolls. Thanks to those that replied.
 
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