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post #41 of 63 Old 07-14-2013, 10:32 AM
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Thank you! :)

Another thing, sorry. Does it seem unlikely to leak? I read a review of someone whose leaked. That would be terrible! It's on carpet upstairs Dx!
I'm sure you've read stories of tanks leaking too....
There is an inherent risk of things getting wet in this hobby. It's very unlikely, but it's there. All you can do is make sure that if something like that happens, that it isn't a result of user error


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post #42 of 63 Old 07-14-2013, 10:36 AM Thread Starter
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Hahaha too true! I guess I was just thinking... 265 gallons per hour?! 50 gallons of water would be in my bedroom in 12 minute!! But I'd probably have to be very unlucky ;P it would probably be a small leak anyhow!

I am so excited!!! My tank is almost cleaned (all the gravel and algae.... Five 50-75% water changes later...) and I will get my filter next week!! :)

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post #43 of 63 Old 07-14-2013, 12:57 PM
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One easy leak check is to check the connections after the water is flowing. Tightening them cold (room temp) then running water through at slightly higher temps will soften the tubing just a bit... enough to possibly cause a leak. I had that, just a slight re-snug is all it needs.

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post #44 of 63 Old 07-24-2013, 05:53 PM Thread Starter
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So my filter finally came! :) I'm setting it up now. I have one question. Is the carbon filter pad, which it recommends to remove after 2 weeks, necessary? I have plants and I don't want it removing all the nutrients. However, it almost sounds like its there to absorb any chemicals from the new filter, so if that's the case I don't really mind leaving it. Let me know what you all think. Thanks!

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post #45 of 63 Old 07-24-2013, 07:11 PM
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It wont matter long term if you only use the one.

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post #46 of 63 Old 07-24-2013, 08:04 PM Thread Starter
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I know but I don't want to be wasting 2 weeks of fertilizing. Well, I removed it and jammed my old filter media into the canister... Lol.

sadly the outflow bar won't fit horizontally on the side of the tank (the width is too small). It only fits on the back so one side has a lot of current and the other isn't as much. I just put it on a slant so it blows across the entire length of the tank though so it seems a little more even. (Sorry typing this as I'm adjusting it.)

Anyways, it seems very powerful.... Will my angels be okay? It's on a 50g tank. 265gph. I heard the power will reduce in a few weeks..

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I know but I don't want to be wasting 2 weeks of fertilizing. Well, I removed it and jammed my old filter media into the canister... Lol.

sadly the outflow bar won't fit horizontally on the side of the tank (the width is too small). It only fits on the back so one side has a lot of current and the other isn't as much. I just put it on a slant so it blows across the entire length of the tank though so it seems a little more even. (Sorry typing this as I'm adjusting it.)

Anyways, it seems very powerful.... Will my angels be okay? It's on a 50g tank. 265gph. I heard the power will reduce in a few weeks..
I had the same issue with my 72 gallon and the spray bar. Could always do a diy sprsy bar from pvc. That or might be able to trim the spray bar with a hack saw, could always search online for modifications. I have my spray bar on one side of the tank and inlet on the other side, seems to be working well. Haven't had any issues with my angels and the current. I do have my spray bar positioned so that the openings point to the back of the tank and slightly up, if that makes sense.
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I had the same issue with my 72 gallon and the spray bar. Could always do a diy sprsy bar from pvc. That or might be able to trim the spray bar with a hack saw, could always search online for modifications. I have my spray bar on one side of the tank and inlet on the other side, seems to be working well. Haven't had any issues with my angels and the current. I do have my spray bar positioned so that the openings point to the back of the tank and slightly up, if that makes sense.
I had same issue with my second eheim on my 72. Took my heavy duty large wire cutter and cut it shorter to fit. it didn't harm the spray bar at all(I was worried it would crack). Al is working beautifully on the tank .alterations n all

side note: I have an unusual amount of tools and a toolbox for the average female or even male my age

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post #49 of 63 Old 07-24-2013, 11:59 PM Thread Starter
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I think I can sort of imagine that... Not exactly though. I think the angels will be okay. I don't have it on full blast yet I'll just adjust it more and I'm sure ill figure it out xD.

It's not as quiet as I hoped! But it's actually pretty quiet. But not to the point here I have to hold it to my ear to tell if its on or anything. I can tell its on from the doorway entering my room. It's not in the stand yet. I'm using an old piece of furniture as a tank stand. It has cabinets underneath, but the shelves are build in. I want to knock one out but I'm worried it might compromise the structure a bit. :/ but if I can get it in there I may sound proof the inside ;P we can see how that goes! Haha

Agent, we have old tools we never use. :P Ill consider cutting it down. It's working fine for now though and I am a bit afraid of breaking it... Honestly the only bad part about slanting it is it looks tacky. Haha. I may not get enough surface agitation too.

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post #50 of 63 Old 07-25-2013, 12:10 AM
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Cut it! It will be fine. I had to do it twice just to get the right size.. I was freaked out.. butI know eheim would sell you another spray bar and send it quickly if you did mess it up(which is unlikely). Better then my XP4 that didn't even come with a spray bar..or media(still waiting in that stupid spray bar).
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