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Old 03-05-2005, 01:44 AM   #11
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The directional spout thingy I have on there now sticks way above the water line and makes a very loud waterfall. I have it in the corner and I put suction cups on in to sort of bend it down so its in the water. To reduce the flow, I turned the intake valve to about half open. Hopefully this wont cause any problems. I am thinking I should have gotten the smaller filter. Oh well. We shall see how things look in the morning
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Old 03-05-2005, 01:49 AM   #12
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Just remember, you can never over filter. The hoses can be shortened or lengthened to accomidate lowering it. You may have to purchase an extension piece to get it to go lower in the water.
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Old 03-05-2005, 04:15 PM   #13
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i used the spray bar on my rena which is on a small 20gal right now. I placed the bar about 1 -1/2" below the water level and pointed the outflow up slightly. It gets good surface agitation bit it also helps slow the outflow because it can't really shoot right out of the water. I was really worried that my little adf would go crazy with the flow rate but I see him out more now than ever. He actually goes and sits right on top of the spray bar and watches the tank. It's pretty funny cause all the rainbows will try and get close to him but as soon as they get close the current pushes them back, I think the frog is acutally teasing and taunting the fish... ...it's about time he got too have some fun at their expense. Good luck and do write the review... ...I almost ended up buying a cascade so I'd like to know what you think,
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I reduce the flow by shutting the intake valve to about half open. And I pointed the outflow to push the water along the length of the tank in the back, instead of pointed towards the front.
I must say this filter seems like its made to last. I took the whole thing apart today, (I was looking to see if my new shrimp may have been sucked up, it wasn't) and as I was putting it back together, I knocked the top part with the motor and all the workings off the counter. I attempted to break the fall with my leg, but instead I just kicked it across the kitchen floor. And does it still work? YES it does Still quiet, still smooth. I am very satisfied with this filter.
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Old 03-07-2005, 12:24 AM   #15
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I'm glad it's working out great for you!
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Old 03-07-2005, 03:39 AM   #16
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I say, I've heard the term "GI Proof" when the government makes new weapons etc...
Now we have "Meredith Proof" for aquarium product standards!
I'm happy that your happy and your thread has me looking into one as a canister canidate for my planned 125gal tank.
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Old 03-07-2005, 10:59 PM   #17
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turn the intake valve down a little this will slow the flow, if you turn the return down
it will build pressure. I have a 1500 andI just used it attached to a gravel cleaner
worked like a champ. best filter I have ever used so far
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sorry i did not see your above post 8O
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Old 03-07-2005, 11:10 PM   #19
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Now we have "Meredith Proof" for aquarium product standards!
LOL! I do have a bad habit of breaking things. Its really saying something if the things I buy last more than a year. So far I am very happy with my filter. I will be posting a review very soon.
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I have a 1500 andI just used it attached to a gravel cleaner
worked like a champ. best filter I have ever used so far
I think I might like to try that. you just attached the gravel vac to the intake?
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