Planted Tank VIP
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Winston-Salem, NC
I've got two -03 series Fluvals. Very quiet and very reliable, but like lbs said - the hard part is during cleaning. It's a pain to get a prime started. If you can pick it up for a really, really good deal, like $30, go for it.
If it comes with the lines with the valves/disconnects in them, then priming/siphoning isn't so bad. Just close off the lines, remove the filter, clean it, then reconnect the lines, open the valves and water will siphon out of the tank into the filter. Once it stop siphoning, there is still some air at the top so it wont' start yet. Tilt the unit on it's side to submerge the impeller and suck out the air and then you're set.
- Sam P -
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