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Old 06-17-2006, 09:53 PM   #11
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Wow...thanks for the fast response. Ok...the book shows the stars in the middle (biological stuff) but in the media section it sounded like you are supposed to put them in the top. Thanks. I'm still setting the thing up...its taken me an hour.

I have another question...but its about the tubing. The place where the tubing goes on to the spray bar piece (or piece before the spray bar) and where it goes onto the piece before the intake, it says to get it on 2 inches...but I can't push it on there 2 inches. My tubing will only go an inch...is that ok? Is it gonna work right? I put a clamp thing on there to hold it on.
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Old 06-17-2006, 09:54 PM   #12
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I couldn't get mine on 2 inches either. You will be fine.
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Old 06-17-2006, 09:57 PM   #13
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Thanks...I just wanted to make sure.
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Old 06-17-2006, 10:00 PM   #14
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Not a problem. I just got it on as far as I possibly could and called it good. I did that on both my XP2 and XP3.
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Old 06-17-2006, 10:01 PM   #15
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Good to know. I know I'm a weakling, but I tried really hard to make it go on more....it wouldn't budge.

The spray bar current is really strong...anything I can do about it? Its blowing my plants over.
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Old 06-17-2006, 10:41 PM   #16
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Did you install the flow control? If you did, just turn the flow down some. If not, you might want to add it in on the output side right before the spraybar.
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Ohh..nope didn't add it. I will do it now though. I didn't notice that picture. Thanks....I will eventually understand this thing.
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The flow control is mandatory, in my opinion, lol. I wouldn't set one up without it, lol. Not only does it help with the flow in a planted tank, but with feeding time as well.
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Oh yes...I was just trying to think of ways I could try and fix that (but didn't come up with any before you told me about the flow control). I just installed it and that is much better. My plants look normal now. I have a AC70 on the tank also. Its the normal filter for that tank and it has a really strong current. I had to put a sponge in front of the outflow because it was blowing my fish around...I sure didn't need another strong filter. Good thing I asked...I wouldn't have noticed that piece.

When I go to clean it (I know it won't be anytime soon), I unplug it, then pull the quick disconnect lever up, then take off the part where the tubes go in...right? The reason I asked is because I was gonna try it just now when I had to connect that part. I unplugged it and lifted the lever up and then went to take the part that holds the tubes and lever off and got water everywhere. What did I do wrong? Obviously something.....
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You did nothing wrong. The line was full of water and when you lifted the handle, it closed off the tubes so you don't have to reprime the filter by filling the input side. The other option cold have been to completely remove the whole intake and output with the handle, take to the sink, and then drain it and put it on. But yes, when you disassemble it on the tank, you will get water everywhere.
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