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Old 05-10-2005, 05:57 PM   #11
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Are they hard to use and put togather or maintain?
The ease of maintenance with the Fluval is outstanding. It takes me literally 10 minutes to clean.
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Old 05-10-2005, 07:59 PM   #12
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IMO, the damage was almost fatal...LOL. If you think about it, if you had gone with the kid's original advice, you may have purchased a different filter altogether.
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My experiance with the fluval.. I have a old fluval 403.. it is a little harder to maintain but this one is 15 years old and still runs like a dream! There is nothing wrong with the fluval, I know of many of them that are still running that are 10+ years old.. I dont know what to tell you other than if you got yourself one you made a great desision.
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My experiance with the fluval.. I have a old fluval 403.. it is a little harder to maintain but this one is 15 years old and still runs like a dream! There is nothing wrong with the fluval, I know of many of them that are still running that are 10+ years old.. I dont know what to tell you other than if you got yourself one you made a great desision.
YEH!!!! FLUVAL 403 USER!!!!!!!!

Somebody gave it to me at a grage sale along with a bunch of other stuff for 50 dollars
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Old 06-12-2005, 12:28 PM   #15
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But don't disregard the kids advice on the Cascade either. They are quality canisters. I have 2 and the third is on it's way.
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I get alot of my equipment used, sometimes broken... I fix it and use it.. my fluval had a bad impeller o-ring.. I just replaced it and off I went..LOL, Im almost certain I didnt pay a penny for it.. so as far as buying the Cascade.. well I might try it if someone breaks an old one and I get my hands on it...LOL
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Old 08-03-2005, 09:02 PM   #17
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The Fluvals are good filters. Plenty of power, easy to maintain, lots of room to put in anything you want. I haven't had any problems with my 404 (been running for over 2 years, no issues)
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My fluval 304 (old translucent round one) is 6 years old, and I have never had to even replace the o-ring on it. It can get a picky to get it started (I tilt it to 1 side, to get air out), but it runs nice and quiet. I just wish it had a primer.
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It's on maximum flow (this was the original test run). What exactly do you mean by "I won't be able to do that?" Do what? I don't know if you can tell, but the tank is almost flush with the wall...plenty of room. The flow is adjustable (as is the outflow nozzle position) I used the pic to show what maximum (with no water in the tank) to illustrate the power...I wouldn't run full flow...it's not necessary.

If I had any problems with it...I would have been happy to cite an example and I have had 0 problems. This one is two months old.
I have a used one and downloaded the instruction manual but seem to have missed the part on how to adjust the flow. How do you adjust the flow speed?
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My fluval 304 (old translucent round one) is 6 years old, and I have never had to even replace the o-ring on it. It can get a picky to get it started (I tilt it to 1 side, to get air out), but it runs nice and quiet. I just wish it had a primer.
the 403 had a bad impeller o-ring from dry rott.. it was left dry for a long time.. otherwise I would say they dont need much maintainace at all..

sorry zagz.. Ive got the old one.. you can restrict any pump on the output side without damaging it.. I would look for a valve on the output or on the output side of the top of the filter case.. HTH

That reminds me that I might be able to use my fluval as a pump!!!! (I need less flow then 311gph) ahhhhh KUDOS to YOU!!!
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