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post #11 of 15 Old 11-12-2009, 04:21 AM
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Glad you got it working! I have 3 Emperors, great filters. My older two, I do have to keep adding water to get them started. My newer model, always starts right up for me.
I bought this, Aquarium Filter Media: Drs. Foster & Smith Bio3 Emperor 280 and 400 Filter Cartridges
I use the clam shell frames to assemble my own media, makes the filter very cheap to run.
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post #12 of 15 Old 11-12-2009, 05:05 AM
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Glad you got the filter running. I have eight of these filters in operation and have long ago stopped buying the filter cartridges in favor of ..MAGNAVORE SUPER CARTRIDGE They come with carbon insert which I remove and then stuff the opening with filter floss or bio- media such as ceramic beads,or Eheim Substrat pro. It is the Emperor 280 that is rated for tanks up to 50 gal. The Emperor 400 is rated for tanks up to 80 gal. I run an Emperor 280 on a 29 gal and it's plenty.
I have had no complaints with these filters and have a couple that are near ten years old and still performing well. I have had to buy replacement Impellers on two occasions. They are easy to clean,easy to get parts for,and are in my view,, quite reliable while delivering more flow capabilities than most all other Hang on the back type filters and some canisters.(note) I am not affiliated with Marineland in any way and do not receive compensation for plugging their filters.

The most important medication in your fish medicine cabinet is.. Clean water.
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post #13 of 15 Old 11-13-2009, 06:02 AM Thread Starter
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Yes currently its on my 29g cichlid holding tank, but I bought it for my 50g tank thats being setup this weekend. I just couldnt take having it in the box anymore. I had to see it for myself lol. It works incredibly well for me, I'm very satisfied and will be buying more Marineland products in the future. I'm going to buy an extra impeller to have on hand incase something does happen I won't be without filtration. Twistersmom, Why do you make your own filters, Is there a plus to doing it that way?
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post #14 of 15 Old 11-13-2009, 06:57 PM
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I buy king size polyester batting at Walmart. I cut it to fit in the clam shells. It works great for trapping dirt and very cheap. Thats just one of the things I started doing to save money.
If you go that route, do not by the flame resistant, with chemicals added.
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I buy king size polyester batting at Walmart. I cut it to fit in the clam shells. It works great for trapping dirt and very cheap. Thats just one of the things I started doing to save money.
If you go that route, do not by the flame resistant, with chemicals added.
Good to know...Looks like I'm going to walmart.

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