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Old 07-03-2012, 05:43 PM   #1
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Can i run FX5 without exterior foam pads?

Just got an amazing deal on an fx5! It didn't come with any media though. I have a 305 and a cascade 1000 so I'm transferring that media to the fx5. All I need to buy are the 6 foam filter pads that go around the outside of the media baskets. My LFS won't have these until next weekend.

Can I run it now without them until next weekend or should I just be patient and wait to swap the filters until they come in?

I don't want I wait LOL!!
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Old 07-03-2012, 10:27 PM   #2
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Any thoughts?
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Old 07-04-2012, 02:14 AM   #3
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Run the canister with pads
Or don't run it with nothing inside.

If you just leave put the media in there without the pads, then you'll trap a lot of detritus in the media. You'll end up cleaning the media sooner rather than later.

Patience comes with experience.
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Old 07-04-2012, 10:06 AM   #4
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Gotcha, makes sense. I waited this long I can wait another week, I think!
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