02-14-2014, 03:39 PM
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Originally Posted by Mazingerz
I got a reply from them:
..... We have found that the filter cartridges for the Fluval U4 filter, item A492, work very well with the Accent. ....
It seems to be too late for you, but hopefully me and others we don't have to go the the extreme of modding a brand new system. Anyway, given the situation, I have VERY low expectations about this alternative cartridge... once I get one and test it I will report back.
Don't bother testing the new cartridge. I received the U4 cartridge from Fluval support on January 15th. After 1 month, the tank is extremely dirty. This was coming from a pristine tank prior to the new cartridge. Really unhappy at this point, not only was this system a waste of money, now I have a mess to cleanup.
THE PROBLEM - The U4 cartridge does not fit. The reason they say it works better and that the water level will not drop, is because it is too small for the slot and therefore, it lets unfiltered water through the system.
Trying to save everyone the headache I just went through. Once you receive the new media, and you line it up, you will see what I am writing about.