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Old 03-04-2005, 03:35 PM   #1
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Its here!!! its here!!! *a tough little cookie*

My Cascade 1000 canister filter is here!! I opened it up, and it doesn't look too complicated. I havent started putting it together yet, but I noticed there is an option for a spray bar, or a directional spout. Which is better? I need some surface agitation, but the hatchets get pushed around if its too strong. I am SO excited!!!
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Old 03-04-2005, 03:57 PM   #2
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Congrats Meredith! We just installed a 1200 on our 150 in addition to the 1000. We started off using the spray bar but ended up taking it off and just using the other attachment. The spray bar was just in the way. Do you have any Maxi-jets in your tank? That will definately move around the water.
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New toys = good

I've been testing my water params every night for the last three nights since getting a new Hagen Master Test Kit. And the wife has cleaned the front of the tank for the first time in a couple years since I got a Magna Float too. If I knew she was going to clean the tank I'd have bought one a long time ago.

Make sure you write a review for the canister, ok? I'm always looking for opinions.
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Old 03-04-2005, 05:50 PM   #4
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How do you write reviews? I would love to write one on our Cascade's but don't know where to go.
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How do you write reviews? I would love to write one on our Cascade's but don't know where to go.
http://www.aquariumadvice.com/reviewpost/
just go there, find the product, follow the links for reviews and Post a Reply, if the product is not listed, there is a little link toward the top of the page that says "Upload a Product"...just click that and follow the prompts...

i think that would be how...
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Old 03-04-2005, 06:37 PM   #6
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I rinsed out the whole thing. It came with media, I put it all together and its too tall for my stand Oh well, I am going to put it on the side for now. I hope I have it all together right. Anyway, it says to press the primer thing 4 times, wait one minute and the chamber is supposed to fill with water. UHHHH, nope. So what do I do now?
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keep pressing the primer, or fill it with water, press the primer, and turn it on. Fluvals have a self primer, it was easier to fill it with water at the sink,press the primer a few times, and turn it on. When you see water flowing inot the canister, you have used the primer enough.
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Old 03-04-2005, 08:36 PM   #8
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We didn't have problems with the first canister, but the second one we did (with water filling). We just took the top off, filled it with tank water and turned it on. You shouldn't have that problem when you do maintenance on it though. From what I'm told, it's just the initial setup that you will have difficulty. How's it working so far for ya?

BTW- how tall is your stand that the Canister won't fit under it?
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Well, I got it all figured out it works great. But WOW is it powerful. I first had the spray bar on, and it scared the hatchets, so I put the other thing on, and the out flow is huge. Is it ok to turn the flow down?
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I don't know how to turn it down but if you can, by all means, turn it down. We let the outflow spray in the center of the tank towards the front. This way it wasn't too powerful on the fish. Then again, the cichlid's don't mind.
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