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Old 07-02-2011, 06:10 PM   #1
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Fluval Canister Question

I just purchased two Fluval 205s to run on a new 55 gallon freshwater setup. How the **** do you get the outflow nozzles to stay down just UNDER the surface of the water so they'll be quiet? It sounds like a waterfall in my room now! I'm used to Filstar XPs with a spray bar that I can control, but these darned things have a mind of their own.

Any suggestions?
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Old 07-02-2011, 06:18 PM   #2
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The intake and output hoses both have retaining clips as the hoses come over the top of tank, along with suction cups. I would re-read the directions again, and lower the hoses in the water.
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Thanks. They are clipped on fine, and the hoses stay in place, I just can't seem to keep the nozzles DOWN where I want them. The surface agitation is great, but noisy. I'm going to try adding a little more water, and then I'll have to start getting creative.
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Adjust it so there is more hose in the tank (redo the hose so there is more hose/slack inside the tank).

I cut the return nozzle so it just turn once, no 180 (for no reason I can think of). This keeps the output much lower.
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Adjust it so there is more hose in the tank (redo the hose so there is more hose/slack inside the tank).
Many thanks! That right there was the trick. A bit more hose in the tank, and things are whisper quiet.

Much appreciated!
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