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Old 09-03-2017, 10:57 PM   #1
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InTank Media Basket for AquaClear 70

I was wondering if anyone has had experience with the InTank Media Basked. From what i understand, this is a design that forced the flow of water through the sponge and then up through the media, eliminating bypass. So far, the biggest "complaint" i see id that due to the added flow resistance, water now spills out from the intake tuber area. InTank claims that this is normal.

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Old 09-04-2017, 11:24 AM   #2
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I don't have any experience with the insert, however the water pouring out from near the intake tube seems like a lot of bypass. I must be missing something...I don't see where the insert would be worth it, other than the ability to add a heater. IMO if it ain't broke, don't fix it. AC's work great just as they were designed.
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I guess it is supposed to force the water down through the sponge and then up through the media chamber,as shown in the pic. Seems to me it restricts flow, but thats why I was looking for opinions. I'm really not sure that the AC70 right out of the box is as bad at media bypass as they claim.
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I run about 32 aquaclears.
They work just fine out of the box.
In some I run double sponges with a coarser sponge on the bottom.
An insert that cost as much as the filter is better replaced with a second filter IMO..
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Old 09-04-2017, 06:56 PM   #5
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The intank stuff is well made but if you were going to spend that much money on a filter why not just buy a better filter to begin with.
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