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Old 05-03-2004, 02:19 AM   #1
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Can I toss the Emperor 400?

As a recap, I am running a Emperor 400 with the "floss" filters removed and just plain carbon in the baskets, nothing else. For total water movement I have the Emp and 2 Maxi Jet 1200's . Tuesday my Aqua C Remoa with skimmer box arrives. Thinking on tossing the Emp 400 and just using the skimmer... I change the carbon every 3 weeks in the Emp. What would I lose by doing this? Just fine water polishing? Should I use the "floss" filters and keep the Aqua C Remora as well? Should I just stop asking and see what happens if I lose the Emp 400 and go with the skimmer for a week and see what happens?

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Old 05-03-2004, 02:50 AM   #2
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No you don't toss it......You send it to me.

PS. I am a former volunteer FF!

If I was not called into the ministry, I would most def. be in emergency service.

Keep up the good work!
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No you don't toss it......You send it to me.

PS. I am a former volunteer FF!

If I was not called into the ministry, I would most def. be in emergency service.

Keep up the good work!
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And if I have no need for it I just may send it away If I can not find a use.. But we have a 55 @ work that I think needs it.. If not it's yours !
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Wow!! I was kinda of kidding. But Put me first on the list if it's not needed anywhere else. I'll send a Paid postage package.

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Old 05-03-2004, 03:08 AM   #5
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Dude if you don't want it I'll take it. I can use it when I set up my new cichlid tank. You want even have to ship it since we work together.
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Dude if you don't want it I'll take it. I can use it when I set up my new cichlid tank. You want even have to ship it since we work together.
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I thought about losing the emp 280 on my 29, but I like being able to use carbon for 2-3 weeks a month and also the floss comes in handy after cleaning the lr w/ a turkey baster. The draw back, for me atleast, is the micro-bubbles....
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Old 05-03-2004, 03:22 AM   #8
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How do you use the carbon with this type of filter. As you can see by my signature I have one, and I also have some carbon. Should I use it? How? and Why?
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There is a basket in the back of the filter. If I am not mistaken there are two baskets on the 400. Place any media you like in the basket, though it is recommended to use a mesh bag for carbon, i makes clean up a lot easier and keeps small pieces of carbon from falling in the bottom.

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Oh, and Firefighter, I would lose it and recommend getting a sump for your other equiment. If not a sump, then only use it when you want to run carbon.
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