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Old 07-25-2013, 01:12 PM   #11
Originally Posted by mase310 View Post
How do I put the bio balls into the filter, where does it go? The balls fell out when I was cleaning the tank and I'm not sure where to put it.
Does anyone know of any online instructions for the Fluval Accent? Thanks!
Just installed one of these last Saturday. For the Bio Balls, there is a slider on the rear of the unit towards the bottom. Once you remove that, you place the Bio Balls inside the compartment. Wash them first. If they fell out while moving the unit, you have to push the whole compartment in until you hear a click. Same thing happened to me and I found myself picking all of them up off the floor.

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Old 08-01-2013, 07:40 AM   #12
I have a fluval accent, it's been 3 days on initial setup and its still cloudy/merky from putting water in, I am using a flourite substrate. Could i have filter issues? Or just try and ride it out for a few more days?
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Old 08-01-2013, 10:57 AM   #13
Mine was clear very quickly, same day. We washed the bio balls and the gravel prior to adding to the tank per the instructions. Make sure the white part of the filter is facing the heater.

If you did not receive instructions with the system, they can be viewed and downloaded at Fluval's website. Hope this helps and good luck.

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Old 08-03-2013, 09:36 AM   #14
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Has anybody else had any issues with the drain hose being very tight? It needs to be pulled very tight to get it connected to spigot... almost starts to flatten it where it comes around back piece of cabinet.
Thinking about drilling a nice hole in back to pull hose through to relieve it a little...

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Old 08-03-2013, 07:13 PM   #15
Same thing here. I held the hose at the top by the priming nut and stretched it a little so it would make it to the spigot. It could definitely be a few inches longer from the factory but seems to be working fine to date.

I do have a new development. Went home today and my wife tried to turn the light on. It won't stay on unless you keep your finger on the button. Going to dry it out and try it again and then contact Fluval if it does not work. Already had to call them for a replacement heater because the one that came with it was keeping the tank at 82 instead of the set temp of 78. I still like the system but it certainly has some bugs that need to be worked out.

I am interested to see if you run into the low water level issue in the center chamber. Please keep us posted.

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