11-19-2011, 05:01 PM
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Originally Posted by magpie
Definitely a lesson learned! I should have bought the clarity sooner.. It cleared it all up in a couple hours. Looks sparkling clear now! I think I *heart* my Eheim. ;) I also can't believe how quiet it is! You'd never know there was a large tank in the room. How technology has changed in 10 years....
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It's your Eheim, not the 10 years magpie.
I bought my two Eheim canisters in 1996 and 1997, and they were silent then and they are still running silent now with never a problem. When I had my two large tanks in the same room back then with the Eheims, you could sit in the room at night and hear a pin drop. But not a sound from the filters. Until one has experienced this, it probably seems unbelievable. Eheim make very
good filters. And they are silent.
On the other initial issue, yes, i would check the filters and clean if necessary. I set up my 70g with Flourite back in March. I rinsed the Flourite, more than probably they recommend. The tank was cloudy for days, and then not "clear" for weeks. [I don't believe in using "clarifiers" but as you have no fish, I suppose it can't hurt. Do some major water changes before adding fish though.] Suddenly, it was crystal clear; took maybe 2 months. It is the bacteria though as well as the substrate, in a new tank.
Last edited by Byron; 11-19-2011 at 05:04 PM..