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Old 05-26-2005, 10:56 AM   #11
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The thing that I don't like about the Fluval's is the way that the hoses look. It seems like quite a bit of clutter. The Cascade's just have a single simple tube for the input and the same for the ouput.
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Old 05-26-2005, 02:23 PM   #12
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yes, i think def a spray bar works better ....
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can some show me what this cascade filter looks like and a site to price them for my new 65G.
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Old 05-26-2005, 03:40 PM   #15
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thank you very much bzbee now here is the big question what do the number mean
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Old 05-26-2005, 03:43 PM   #16
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I'm going to go out on a limb and guess flow rate in liters per hour. Can anyone who owns one of these confirm? To get flow rate in gph, divide by 3.78 .
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I think my guess was a good one just looking at the model numbers and this review page.

http://cichlid-forum.com/reviews/vie...ls.php?id=1060
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Cool, thanks for the kudos! BTW, you probably should buy one with more flow rate than the manufacturer's recommendation, especially if you have messy fish. Firstly it gives you room to grow if you ever upgrade tanks, and secondly, you could get away with less frequent maintenence if you "over-filter". Most folks here are in the order of 10x GPH to tank size ratio. (The only problem is if you have slow moving fish that don't like the strong currents.) Lastly, there's a lot more room for media in the larger models, which gives you more capacity and media options for bio-filtration.

EDIT for completeness: Sometimes the GPH numbers are over-inflated by some manufacturers for marketing reasons, and they are calculated for an empty canister instead of one stuffed with media. I think Rena publishes both and Eheim does a worst case with media and a stocked tank.
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oh i plan on doing that. i just got my aquaclear 70 for my 40g for what you just said.
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