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Old 07-25-2013, 01:28 AM   #51
 
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Haha okay, well, I'll consider it! :P I don't think I have a large wire cutter... or even a small one. I think we may have a hack saw. (My dad's tools). Your positive you just didn't get lucky?? :P I feel like I have bad luck... >_<



Oh on a side note I'm just curious if anyone would give me their opinion... I stuffed the old filter media into the canister. Could this cause a mini cycle or will this be okay? I think it'll be fine. I just ran out of my ammonia test supplies though, so I won't exactly be able to test and I don't want to buy one -- I'd rather get my rainbowfish some company. >.> (I go to college, and I don't have a summer job so I have absolutely no income (except for doing some work for my mom occasional) nor any saved money, lol. I just have a tiny bit left on a petsmart gift card. :P)

(side note rant: The test kit I have makes you do 14 drops of reagent #1, and 7 drops of each reagent #2 and reagent #3... The punch line: reagent #2 has 6 mL of solution, and reagent #3 has 10 mL of solution -- why did they give me an extra 4 mL of reagent #3... I just don't understand :P)

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Old 07-25-2013, 02:15 AM   #52
 
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Not lucky..just good tools. Take it to your dads tool box and see what you can use. Hacksaw..ok.. maybe heat it a bit to cut but I didn't do it that way.. but have cut tubing like that.
As far as media. I used seeded media media that was from another established tank and I think if I remember I put middle loser to the top(IDK..was a quick after thought). Tank has been cycled pretty much right away from set up. And last test( few days ago) was a solid 0-0-0
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Old 07-25-2013, 02:59 AM   #53
 
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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
Good to know the plastic didn't crack, that would be my main concern. Might try modifying my spray bar one of these days.
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Old 07-25-2013, 06:05 AM   #54
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If you want to reduce the velocity of the water output, drill more or larger holes in the bar.

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Old 07-25-2013, 06:12 AM   #55
 
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If you want to reduce the velocity of the water output, drill more or larger holes in the bar.

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I actually read that and may try it. :D just use a drill? 0.0
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Old 07-25-2013, 06:49 AM   #56
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I actually read that and may try it. :D just use a drill? 0.0
Yes. If the plastic is brittle, not soft like PVC, then don't force it, let the bit do the work. I used soaker hose instead of the plastic. If you broke it you could just buy a short piece of a similar diameter soaker hose and use that... the soaker action also helps slow the water down a bit.

The soaker is also black and that tends to blend in better.

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Old 07-25-2013, 06:54 AM   #57
 
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Thanks that's a great idea! :D well ill be messing with it over the next few days, we'll see how it goes.
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Old 07-25-2013, 07:02 AM   #58
 
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The Tom rapids mini canister was too strong for the 10 gallon so in addition to widening the holes, I also drilled some holes in the back of the spraybar and drilled a hole in the end cap.


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Old 07-25-2013, 10:05 AM   #59
 
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As to the hearing the canister now, I can attest that my Fluval 206 was a bit noisy (not nearly as bad as most HOB, though) at first but within a few days quieted right down. I literally can't hear it unless I'm within a few inches of it now.
I think they just need time to 'break in'.

After maintenance it makes a bit of noise, but only for an hour or so and then its silent again.
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Old 07-25-2013, 09:00 PM   #60
 
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It seems like the filter is getting a bit quieter. I really want to put it in the cabinet but idk how to tell if its safe to knock the shelf out. Not sure the table was made to support 500 pounds in the first place... 0:-\

Anyways, the hacksaw easily cut it without breaking. I tested it on the bendy thing that I don't really like! My only concern is that at each end of the original tree are ridges, possibly to keep some friction for the tubing. I tried putting tubing on the newly cut, smooth end, and it appears I be fine. But over time I'm not sure if it'll loosen..
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