09-02-2011, 12:44 PM
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Originally Posted by 1077
I am aware of how the Aquaclear filter's operate, I am running three of them presently wide open with no complaint's and water is crystal clear.
I slow the flow only during feeding time, and use foam pads as opposed to finer filtration that just clog's faster.
I agree that OP should decide for him/herself which they prefer.
As for you,, you may take comfort that this is a family orientated forum for had you questioned my mental capabilities in any other arena,, my response I fear would not be to your liking.
LOL. My apologies - no need for idle threats. I only questioned your understanding of re-filtration because of what you wrote:
"If I were to reduce flow ,or throttle back the flow, (reduced efficency, and hard on filter motor's) from a filter..."
This method of return flow reduction with AquaClear filters does not reduce efficiency or negatively affect the impeller motor as you indicated - it simply draws water from both the tank AND filtered water from the filter housing...re-filtering some of the filtered water. In reality, this AC50 filter, set to lowest return flow, is still filtering 200~ gph... just through a re-filtration process that reduces the turbulence of excessive return flow rates to the tank.