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Old 06-29-2011, 12:25 AM   #11
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The pre filters arrived today. Shipped on Saturday, same day I ordered them and arrived on Tuesday. Not bad from Oregon to Virginia via USPS. Here are the pics of them installed. They hooked up to the AC70 and AC50 in less than 3 minutes total. They are going to take some getting used to, but function over form. I wanna be a fish keeper first and foremost. While I was putting them on, noticed a couple of Swordtail fry swimming around. Hope they make it. Anyway, I realize the panty hose idea and the filter sponges work, but when I get a grow out tank, I can transfer one of these to it and help cycle it pretty fast. Hope this helps someone one of these days....Happy fish keeping folks. Oh by the way, the 1st pic is of the 50, Second is of the 70 and a full tank last.
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This is of the little green Sword tails, Severum Mama and HN1, thanks for sending good fish to me!
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Old 06-29-2011, 01:56 AM   #13
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That's pretty sweet good find looks better then panty hose and wouldnt clog up as fast
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Old 06-29-2011, 02:25 AM   #14
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Looks great installed and I agree it looks better and will do more than pantyhose.
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Old 06-29-2011, 10:56 AM   #15
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My tank has never been clearer. I think I am going to make a preliminary recommendation for these pre filters. The Max III is what I am using, and have noticed no loss of flow rate either.
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I assume they fit on the intake of a canister filter too? The blue media I've got wrapped around my intake with a rubber band looks horrid...but without it my RCS think that the inside of my canister is their second home.
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I assume they fit on the intake of a canister filter too? The blue media I've got wrapped around my intake with a rubber band looks horrid...but without it my RCS think that the inside of my canister is their second home.
They advertise that they fit on canister intakes too. Can be mounted either horizontal or vertical, 6 bucks, but shipping is nine... Check it out and see if you like it, I linked their website. Nice folks. I recommend the Max III.
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I assume they fit on the intake of a canister filter too? The blue media I've got wrapped around my intake with a rubber band looks horrid...but without it my RCS think that the inside of my canister is their second home.
If you go with filter sponge material it stays on there by itself and doesn't clog nearly as easily.

I keep one on my shrimp tanks and they only need to be squeezed out once a week, simple process, slip it off squeeze them out, slip it back on.
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Eric, I still have the octopus in there!
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If you go with filter sponge material it stays on there by itself and doesn't clog nearly as easily.

I keep one on my shrimp tanks and they only need to be squeezed out once a week, simple process, slip it off squeeze them out, slip it back on.
That's actually what I'm using, it's just not appealing to the eye. I've got to keep my eye open for a sheet of black media, at least that way it would blend into my background as opposed to the bright blue.
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