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Old 07-22-2004, 12:53 AM   #1
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Fluval 4+ = HUGE!!!

After running my Fluval 4 for over a week, I want to possibly downgrade to two smaller internal filters. That thing is HUGGGGGEEEEE!

What are your views regarding internal filters? *tank specs below* I'm looking at getting two Fluval 2's. Would that be okay or should I just keep that one hunk of plastic? Also are there any other brands of internal filters you guys would recommend over the Fluval? Thanks in advance.
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Old 07-22-2004, 01:35 AM   #2
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well you really do not need it. you have a lot of rock in the tank. i would onyl use it to keep water flow but that can be done with mj ph. i think you could toss the thing. you have 70 lbs of rock that is almosy 1.5 lb per gal that sould be good on the filter.
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Old 07-22-2004, 01:40 AM   #3
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I'm more worried about clean, crystal clear water. Whenever I clean my filter sponge the water that i use after the cleaning is a deep green/brown color. And after all of that settles, the bottom of the bucket is filled with green/brown particles and algae. Maybe I will get a smaller Fluval just to help with the particle removal and just clean them more often. Thanks for the reply WarOrks!
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Barebottom
(4) Maxi-Jet 900 (230gph) *Awaiting 2 MJ1200s*

Lighting

(1) 250W 10,000K Aqualine Aquamedic HQI Hanging Pendant
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Old 07-22-2004, 12:46 PM   #4
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why not just get some hob filter or a not in tank fluval? If you have a lot of rock work you can hide the hob pretty easily.
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