|04-24-2013 01:53 AM|
Fluval FX5 Canister Filter?
Is it worth sucking from both ends?
I turned my intake into a giant sponge filter to make or shrimp safe
|04-24-2013 01:39 AM|
|04-23-2013 11:01 PM|
|04-23-2013 10:43 PM|
|bankruptjojo||has anyone tried splitting the inlet? so i can have two, to suck debris on both sides of the tank?|
|04-23-2013 10:36 PM|
|04-23-2013 10:33 PM|
For anyone else interested, this manifold also works on other filters. I wouldnt recommend using it on the ehiem classic filters because they don't have a self prime button.
|04-23-2013 10:28 PM|
Ack! That should have been 5 gallons in *24* seconds, not 54. My mind...it's a terrible waste. Sorry and good catch! I figured it was approximately 600 gph.
|04-23-2013 10:13 PM|
|marcnc||Thanks everyone, all great info. My tank been sitting empty for 4 months. I kinda wish I would have just went with sump like my old setup. That was easy compared to trying to figure out this canister mess. Getting to the point I don't even want to bother with this tank anymore.|
|04-23-2013 10:10 PM|
Also, i like the idea of using two 45s instead of a 90.
|04-23-2013 10:05 PM|
When building manifolds, spray bars, outlet nozzles or whatever, the other thing to consider, rather than using a 90 degree elbow to make a 90 degree turn, use two 45 degree elbows together...I cut 1" PVC to the exact length I need and then glue two 45 degree elbows together...it does not slow down the flow like a 90 degree elbow does...yes it takes up a little more room but in the end it creates better flow. I purchased some hose through an industrial hose supplier and it is smooth on the inside and ribbed on the outside with a plastic Helix coil...this stuff is super flexible and the 1" hose has a 1" 180 degree bend radius....Awesome stuff. The stock FX5 hose is flexible but with the ribs it does collect gunk on the inlet side and reduces flow rate over time.
here is the link to the hose I purchased part number...G941W...it is considered Water Suction hose
|04-23-2013 08:57 PM|
i think im going to give this a try sometime, thanks ETK this is a great idea. i have a fx5 on my 125 and prob wont mess with that one. i will prob get a fx6 or the give one of the CFS a try. the lower flow is actually ok with me as it will be going on a 75g dutch style.
|04-23-2013 08:42 PM|
|04-23-2013 08:05 PM|
|shift||I'm sure you could get rating that if the canister was 100% empty with real short hoses :P|
|04-23-2013 07:57 PM|
=333 gal/hr, wow! you're talking about the fx5 still? a third of their rated 925? how optimistic of them! I'm going to start taking a hard look at this ribbed hosing on my 206 - maybe there's hope after all!
|04-23-2013 01:26 PM|
|Tenor1||There certainly are some VERY ingenious people here and I'm really impressed to see what people are doing. I would rather use 2 canisters and add some power heads in the tank to keep the water moving. The other thing is to under stock the tank and do more water changes. Water changes are the best maintenance you can do for a tank, IMO.|
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