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Forum: Equipment   04-27-2012, 03:46 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,104
Posted By humblepie
I will state this. I own them both. Odyssea...

I will state this. I own them both. Odyssea version 2 CFS500 and the Aquatop CF500.

The Odyssea moves a whole lot more water than the Aquatop. It id certainly much more powerful. Had to build a...
Forum: Equipment   04-16-2012, 03:08 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 13,400
Posted By humblepie
LOL, that 3 prong is a gimmick. I took apart the...

LOL, that 3 prong is a gimmick. I took apart the housing and the ground wire isn't connected to anything. I will state that much at least. Still it works well enough.
Forum: Equipment   03-16-2012, 03:53 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,164
Posted By humblepie
Sort of. The spraybar for the Aquatop is...

Sort of. The spraybar for the Aquatop is certainly flimsy, but still useable. But for the most part these statements are fairly correct for the average fish keeper. If it does the job of filtration...
Forum: Equipment   03-15-2012, 02:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,259
Posted By humblepie
Well I'm new to this relatively. I had a tank as...

Well I'm new to this relatively. I had a tank as a kid, but can't remember jack about about what I had. Right now I have a 20gal, 60 gal, and setting up a 125 gal tank. I have the following filters....
Forum: Equipment   03-14-2012, 02:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,648
Posted By humblepie
Panty hose works well too. You can buy the ones...

Panty hose works well too. You can buy the ones in the Egg like containers for cheap usually. Walmart here sells those for $.33 a pop. Just buy 5 or 6 to hold all the materials you plan to use in the...
Forum: Equipment   03-14-2012, 02:43 PM
Replies: 493
Views: 65,769
Posted By humblepie
SunSun was the major Chinese brand name for this...

SunSun was the major Chinese brand name for this filter. The official American release and license is now available. It has the new trademark name of Aquatop.

So in China these are sold under the...
Forum: Equipment   03-12-2012, 07:14 PM
Replies: 1,214
Views: 107,143
Posted By humblepie
Well I just managed to "accidentally" pick up two...

Well I just managed to "accidentally" pick up two 2217's this weekend. Basically I've been looking for a new big tank, but wanted to stay a bit cheaper than retail prices. So I've been scouring...
Forum: Equipment   03-12-2012, 06:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,648
Posted By humblepie
2217 is $135 here ...

2217 is $135 here

http://www.drsfostersmith.com/product/prod_display.cfm?pcatid=3603
Forum: Equipment   03-07-2012, 03:46 PM
Replies: 760
Views: 210,640
Posted By humblepie
Not really. Those flow numbers listed are always...

Not really. Those flow numbers listed are always the theoretical max output of the pump pushing water by itself. If there is any restrictions, such as media in the way, then the pump is going to go...
Forum: Equipment   03-06-2012, 06:07 PM
Replies: 760
Views: 210,640
Posted By humblepie
Water in the Sunsun/aquatop filters flow from the...

Water in the Sunsun/aquatop filters flow from the bottom to the top trays. Here is what I've done with my aquatop filter. I have the 404/b model with 4 trays.

Bottom tray was the course blue...
Forum: Equipment   03-03-2012, 03:42 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,606
Posted By humblepie
For the price of the AC110, which is a good HOB,...

For the price of the AC110, which is a good HOB, you might as well get an Aquatop CF300 or even CF400 for the same price. You'll get much better filtration, and it is much quieter too. I have the...
Forum: Equipment   03-01-2012, 03:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 839
Posted By humblepie
for HOB you can't go wrong with an aquaclear 110 ...

for HOB you can't go wrong with an aquaclear 110

But I will state that for the same price you might as well get an Aquatop CF300 canister filter.
Forum: Equipment   02-28-2012, 10:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,387
Posted By humblepie
Plastic pot scrubbers or straws work great. Both...

Plastic pot scrubbers or straws work great. Both can be purchased at your local dollar store for a buck a package. If you get drinking straws you'll need to cut them up. No longer than inch per piece...
Forum: Equipment   02-22-2012, 03:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 9,312
Posted By humblepie
The 302/402/CF300 models Can be found for $40 to...

The 302/402/CF300 models Can be found for $40 to $50 each. The 303/403/CF400 models can be found for $80-$90 each.

Personally I would go with two of the smaller ones if looking to over filtrate....
Forum: Equipment   02-10-2012, 06:39 PM
Replies: 493
Views: 65,769
Posted By humblepie
I have the 404B. The UV light "indicator" isn't...

I have the 404B. The UV light "indicator" isn't an indicator at all. It's just a piece of glass. The UV light bulb when turns on has some of its light come through that glass. If you turn on UV light...
Forum: Equipment   02-08-2012, 05:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,737
Posted By humblepie
Uhh, I just checked The Aquatop 500 I have uses...

Uhh, I just checked The Aquatop 500 I have uses 1" ID hoses. Which is weird because the product page says 3/4" size. So not sure what to tell you except to measure it yourself.
Forum: Equipment   02-08-2012, 03:28 PM
Replies: 493
Views: 65,769
Posted By humblepie
Nope, not even attached the spray bar at that...

Nope, not even attached the spray bar at that time. Just had the elbow bend on and hanging loosely off the back of the tank.

Had it setup just like in this video...
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Forum: Equipment   02-08-2012, 02:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,737
Posted By humblepie
I believe they are 1" ID hoses. If you have a...

I believe they are 1" ID hoses. If you have a connection that is smaller than the hose there are ways to deal with that though with no problem.
Forum: Equipment   02-08-2012, 02:38 PM
Replies: 493
Views: 65,769
Posted By humblepie
If I press down the priming button when it was...

If I press down the priming button when it was empty, hold it for a few seconds and let go I get maybe a cup full of water coming down the hose from the tank. A cup of water at the bottom of the...
Forum: Equipment   02-07-2012, 04:51 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,957
Posted By humblepie
I will state also, TTS only works if you don't...

I will state also, TTS only works if you don't have a huge amount of chloramines in the water. I am speaking from experience on this.

Do this test. Get a liquid test kit such as Seachems or API's...
Forum: Equipment   02-07-2012, 04:19 PM
Replies: 493
Views: 65,769
Posted By humblepie
Well I got the aquatop 500uv. After some initial...

Well I got the aquatop 500uv. After some initial problems due to Amazon listing it as new but receiving an original and a replacement in used condition, I kept one after being credited back some cash...
Forum: Fish   02-06-2012, 05:49 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,210
Posted By humblepie
Most likely fathead minnows. choices are: ...

Most likely fathead minnows.

choices are:

1) Keep them in a tank for themselves. They are easy to care for fish which is why they have the nickname of "tuffy" or toughies. They can be amusing...
Forum: Equipment   02-06-2012, 03:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,649
Posted By humblepie
I will state I have three emperor 400's I picked...

I will state I have three emperor 400's I picked up for my tanks. Two on my 60g and one on my 20g. Two of them rattled pretty badly after starting up. The third one never made much of a peep. After...
Forum: Equipment   02-02-2012, 06:08 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,781
Posted By humblepie
I bought my from Amazon. It shows as coming from...

I bought my from Amazon. It shows as coming from amazon, but Truaqau is listed as a vendor that also sells through amazon. I am not sure if my ordered was directly fulfilled by Amazon or if Amazon...
Forum: Equipment   02-02-2012, 04:26 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,781
Posted By humblepie
I have family that works in the Intel Fabs. I...

I have family that works in the Intel Fabs. I know exactly what they do for testing there as my aunt is one of the chip testers for intel. My uncle up until 3 years ago was their electrical...
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