pitt...i think that is perhaps the coolest comment anyone has ever left on one of my threads! i'm gonna print it and read every time something doesn't go right in my fish world.
i am definetely excited to be able to start setting these things up. i've spent many nights pondering what i want to do w/ them, to the point of insanity. ty for the kind words to karegg also, and everyone who stopped by to have a look.
the fx5 is thus far flawless. i haven't tried to drain it yet, but i did remember that i drain down into the yard, so gravity is not an issue w/ syphon and draining. in other words...i won't need a stool for it. i may put another piece of foam under it , so the drain valve is more accesible. [on a side note...
i did discover that the fx5 does not care for a prefilter. at least the one i tried...an AC
foam jammed inside the intake strainer.]
the other filters on the tank are 2 emperor 400's. i had a 280 on it also, but have since moved it to the other 125g, to help in measuring the backround.
stay tuned as that tank will be up and running around next wednesday or so. i think u'll like the backround work.