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Old 01-13-2006, 07:30 PM   #11
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I would look into Cannister filters, they are the way to go with plants.. I think a Fluval 204 is rated for 40Gal or 50.. it would do the job very well..
Way more then I can afford.
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the 280 would be a decent choice.
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Yeah, you could definately go with the Emperor 280. It's also a nice filter.
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Old 01-13-2006, 11:01 PM   #14
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What about this one? My local Petsmart carries it

http://www.marineland.com/products/c...on_emperor.asp
The Emperor is an excellent filter. I use it....
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Old 01-14-2006, 02:57 AM   #15
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Ok, I went and picked one up after trading in my dual powerheads *I love PetSmart* and got it setup and I decided to go ahead and run my Top Fin 30 with it so I got duel filter action going on.

The Emperor is a little noisey, must be from the bubbles, hopefully it goes away.

Anyone know if its worth filling the second tray with charcoal or should I just leave it alone since i've got dual filters going?
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Charcoal only works for a very short period. It would be worthwhile to fill the trays up with ceramic rings or extra filter floss though. Running 2 filters never hurts either!
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Hmmm this thing is still noisey. They supposed to make this bad *gurrglign* sound in the impellor area or do I need wait for some alae and slime to quiet it down?
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Is it real noisy? Take the top off, is there water coming up and into the filter compartment? If not, use a cup and pour water down the intake shaft til is starts suction. Mine is rather quiet, just the slight sound of water flowing through the biowheel.

As for the 2nd media cartrige, use either ceramic rings or lava granules, or even floss if you want. If using AC, you will need to change it out regularly. The ceramic rings and lava granules you never need to change out, and floss will need regular maintenance so it doesn't get all plugged up.
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Another thing, if it's noisy, could be the impeller unit is out of place. Unplug the filter, pull out the impeller unit, and take the cover off the unit and reseat the impeller, put the cover back on, and put back into the filter. Then pour water in the intake shaft again and plug back in.
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Check the impeller
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