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Old 03-06-2011, 09:47 AM   #11
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I have a fluval 405 and I am mechanically declined. Lol. It was so easy to set up and pretty self sufficient. Right out of the box it is all set to go. The only thing I have to do is clean the foam pads once in a while. You can get cheap replacement pads on eBay. 12 of them are somewhere around $13 shipped. Not trying to steer you that way just voicing my opinion. I would check the impeller before anything else though. I would hate to spend more money than I needed to.

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Yeah, I can't help with the canister side. But with HOBs, to be honest, all the others I've had experience with are junk (Out of AquaClear, Whisper, and Aqueon; AquaClear has been the only good one.)

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If you go with a Fluval 405 Use the Foam they provide, but nothing else. I don't use carbon in any of my tanks. Seachem Matrix is better than Fluval's Biomax. And I use polyester pillow stuffing from the crafts section in Wal-**rt for my fine mechanical/polishing media instead of their pads.
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it is usually somthing siily or small that makes it lose flow.go over it, impeller prob. i just got my first canister with my osaka 155 set. its a 205, havent hooked it up yet, but my other hob filters lose flow power when they need cleaning or clean filter fiber-pads. my aquaclears slow down, but i use pre intake filters that get messy real fast.
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Old 03-07-2011, 04:49 PM   #15
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If you're going to chuck the AC110, can I have it?
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Old 03-08-2011, 09:57 AM   #16
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ac110 is not cheap... get it fixed or i will give you mailing address and $$$... ha...no really

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