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Old 01-04-2013, 02:20 PM   #1
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Wet/Dry Filter Question.

I received an Amiracle Wet/Dry filter in a package deal. To my suprise everything except a return hose is present. Including a bucket of bio-balls.

The tank size is 24Lx10dx14H which equates to about 14.5 gallons.

My question is....What would be the maximum size tank I could use this
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I think it would be rated to do up to a 75 gallon but I could be wrong
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I have no instructions, not even a model number. I'm going to set it up with a 30gallon just to see if I put it together right. I will post a pic when I'm done.

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No problem can't wait to see photos
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Well this is it. It seems to be running correctly. I think I'll have to fine tune the inside overflow, But I'm happy with it. For the record I removed the egg crate and put a piece if flat filter pad in instead. I thought the crate was not flowing well enough.

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I'm thinking there should be some kind of pre-filter here. For the time being I put a square piece of filter in there. Any Ideas?

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Well this is it. It seems to be running correctly. I think I'll have to fine tune the inside overflow, But I'm happy with it. For the record I removed the egg crate and put a piece if flat filter pad in instead. I thought the crate was not flowing well enough.

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I'm thinking there should be some kind of pre-filter here. For the time being I put a square piece of filter in there. Any Ideas?
Actually there could be two: one located just where you placed the square piece of foam and another in the overflow box where it drains to the white vertical pipe. The latter is often coarser to catch the bigger stuff and allow decent flow and in the form of a tube or cylinder.
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Agree ^^ with that response above the bio balls there should be a place to put filter pads in aswell but maybe not on your model. Nice job
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@ Fresh That's what I mean. The drain in the overflow is wide open, I put a piece of filter in there for now. @ Andrew I already put a filter pad above the bio-balls. I thought the egg crate in the pic was too dense. I left it running all night..No leaks water levels are the same.

The pics were actually before my start up.
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Thanks again for your help.....I'm not actually trying to cycle it, I just wanted to make sure it worked first. But when I do, Can I add some bio-rings from my Fluval into the bio-balls or just put them in the return side near the pump?
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