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04-29-2015 11:16 PM
Zorion825
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Originally Posted by dru View Post
Is anyone running a replacement pump, and if so what type?

I have a Mini-jet 606 but it is rattling and driving me crazy
I'd love an answer to that as well. Now that the 606 is discontinued, I've been looking for a good alternative to upgrade the pump.
03-06-2015 09:06 PM
kman
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Originally Posted by Technik View Post
any idea what the size of this might be?
I ordered the 2" x 4" one for my Spec V.
03-06-2015 07:19 PM
Technik
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Originally Posted by jrh View Post
Courtesy of h4n, a Spec V shrimplet filter guard.



snail not included.

The top part could be painted black (krylon fusion), but I'm sitting right next to my tank, and I can't see it, so I'm going to leave mine as is.
any idea what the size of this might be?
03-05-2015 06:17 PM
kman
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Originally Posted by Technik View Post
does anyone have a lead on stainless mesh like the one used in the guard made by h4n? i was just going to put polishing pads beneath the sponge to elevate it to the height of the water to not loose anything on top of the water
http://www.hanaquatics.com/stainless-steel-mesh/

Put in the comments that you want the fine mesh, not the larger stuff, for shrimp fry. Same price.
03-05-2015 06:13 PM
Dawagner
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Originally Posted by Technik View Post
does anyone have a lead on stainless mesh like the one used in the guard made by h4n? i was just going to put polishing pads beneath the sponge to elevate it to the height of the water to not loose anything on top of the water

You can buy it from his website just google HANAquatics.
03-05-2015 06:07 PM
dru Is anyone running a replacement pump, and if so what type?

I have a Mini-jet 606 but it is rattling and driving me crazy
03-05-2015 05:57 PM
Technik does anyone have a lead on stainless mesh like the one used in the guard made by h4n? i was just going to put polishing pads beneath the sponge to elevate it to the height of the water to not loose anything on top of the water
01-29-2015 06:12 PM
kman
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Originally Posted by mesohorny View Post
no, I think you may have convinced me to unplug it and install some sort of plumbing screen instead. I just wanted to crack wise about this heated debate.
Cool.

I like either the "hose washer with screen" that was used in post 117 (see page 8), or the fine SS mesh that I linked a few posts back. I actually really like that hose washer (plus, readily available and cheap!), if I could find one with a black washer instead of white, I'd probably go that route, but for aesthetic reasons I'll likely go with the mesh behind the filter wall.

My Spec 2's lower intake has never been a problem in the stock configuration, and my Spec V is still cycling with very little in the tank, so I have some time before making a final call. But my SS mesh from Han is en route anyway.
01-29-2015 04:53 PM
mesohorny
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Originally Posted by kman View Post
I see it as a safety feature purposely added by the manufacturer for a legitimate reason. Adding a good screen allows it to work while keeping the most things you don't want to get through, through, rather than stopping it up and preventing it from doing it's job.

It's your tank, of course, so listen to the various opinions and then just decide which makes the most sense to you. Either way the tank is likely to be fine, considering there are plenty of people using it both ways.
no, I think you may have convinced me to unplug it and install some sort of plumbing screen instead. I just wanted to crack wise about this heated debate.
01-29-2015 12:15 AM
kman
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Originally Posted by MoreyFan View Post
I have dishonored myself with subpar screen construction. I have pulled large bits from the grill of the pump but I now see it was my fault and not the hole under the substrate that bypasses 95% of the filter.
LOL dude, do what you want with your tank. If you're going to plug the hole, your problem seems solved, else a finer grade screen the no large particles can pass seems like a logical solution.
01-28-2015 10:45 PM
MoreyFan
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Originally Posted by kman View Post
"Junk" can go through anything, unless there is a screen. Some broken substrate (that must not be very much of a screen, unless you pretty much mean dust) on the bottom, below the sponge and below the hole that connects to the pump chamber isn't going to hurt anything. Just clean it out, if it bothers you, at the same time you clean the sponge itself.
I have dishonored myself with subpar screen construction. I have pulled large bits from the grill of the pump but I now see it was my fault and not the hole under the substrate that bypasses 95% of the filter.
01-28-2015 09:40 PM
kman
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Originally Posted by mesohorny View Post
to plug or not to plug ... quite the delicate conundrum.
I see it as a safety feature purposely added by the manufacturer for a legitimate reason. Adding a good screen allows it to work while keeping the most things you don't want to get through, through, rather than stopping it up and preventing it from doing it's job.

It's your tank, of course, so listen to the various opinions and then just decide which makes the most sense to you. Either way the tank is likely to be fine, considering there are plenty of people using it both ways.
01-28-2015 09:05 PM
dru My pump burned out even with the hole open
01-28-2015 08:44 PM
mesohorny to plug or not to plug ... quite the delicate conundrum.
01-28-2015 08:19 PM
kman
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Originally Posted by MoreyFan View Post
Unlike the overflow, junk can just get sucked through the hole. I didn't block mine but put really fine polyester screen over it. Have a ton of broken down substrate in the back section now. Unless you go weeks without looking at the tank the hole is worthless. It is for people who don't understand why/how to keep the water level up.
"Junk" can go through anything, unless there is a screen. Some broken substrate (that must not be very much of a screen, unless you pretty much mean dust) on the bottom, below the sponge and below the hole that connects to the pump chamber isn't going to hurt anything. Just clean it out, if it bothers you, at the same time you clean the sponge itself.
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