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Old 04-30-2013, 11:04 PM   #1
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Found this in my old "fish box" in the attic. Not sure why I am holding onto this. Wonder if it still runs.
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yes i actualy have 2 of them they were good in there day. the ones i have still work great and have good water flow
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Lol
I remember that the motor needed to be lined up with the magnet/impeller assembly to get it to work properly.
I also had the Dynaflow 410 (?) power filter...the one with siphon tube. Filled it with charcoal and glass wool (ouch!)
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I have a brand new one I haven't fired up yet.
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I've got a HUGE collection of old filters, pumps, and chemicals that I've collected over the years and for some unknown inner hoarding demon I can't throw away anything; especially since they're still functional. How about this one? A Whisper Diatomagic filter.

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Found this in my old "fish box" in the attic. Not sure why I am holding onto this. Wonder if it still runs.
Im sure that I am too young to remember that.(I'm 22) but I bet it works.
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Im sure that I am too young to remember that.(I'm 22) but I bet it works.
I might fire it up this weekend. I recently threw out a small Hagen HOB from the 80s; interesting how little the design has changed 25 years later.
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I might fire it up this weekend. I recently threw out a small Hagen HOB from the 80s; interesting how little the design has changed 25 years later.
I know right.
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LOL I remember the days before HOB filters were invented. All we had was the little plastic boxes that went inside the tank that you filled with glass wool and loose charcoal, hooked up an air line to and the bubbles rising out of the vertical exhaust tube would pull water through the filter. The flow was so inefficient unless you had so much air going through it that it looked like an air gieser in your tank.
Also remember the only fish food was a corn meal like crud made by Wardleys that clouded your water no matter how little you used. LOL. Also metal framed tanks with slate bottoms and black petroleum based glue sealing them. Oh Jeees! We've come a LONG WAY since then. Now you know why I call myself "Old Scales". Hee Hee.
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LOL I remember the days before HOB filters were invented. All we had was the little plastic boxes that went inside the tank that you filled with glass wool and loose charcoal, hooked up an air line to and the bubbles rising out of the vertical exhaust tube would pull water through the filter. The flow was so inefficient unless you had so much air going through it that it looked like an air gieser in your tank.
Also remember the only fish food was a corn meal like crud made by Wardleys that clouded your water no matter how little you used. LOL. Also metal framed tanks with slate bottoms and black petroleum based glue sealing them. Oh Jeees! We've come a LONG WAY since then. Now you know why I call myself "Old Scales". Hee Hee.
Somebody on my local CL has a steel framed tank with a slate bottom. It's a 75 I think and they've been trying to get rid of it for awhile.
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