Marine emperor 400
Planted Tank Forums
Your Tanks Image Hosting *Tank Tracker * Plant Profiles Fish Profiles Planted Tank Guide Photo Gallery Articles

Go Back   The Planted Tank Forum > Specific Aspects of a Planted Tank > Equipment


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-25-2013, 10:50 PM   #1
kenshinH
Planted Member
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Lone star state
Posts: 188
Default

Marine emperor 400


Is it a good idea to use an HOB(marineland emperor 400) filter if you have a pressurized c02?
kenshinH is online now   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 09-25-2013, 11:25 PM   #2
tetra73
Wannabe Guru
 
PTrader: (8/100%)
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: New York City.
Posts: 1,806
Default

I used to use them. They do degas A LOT. The biowheel design as well as the internal spraybars tend to degas a lot of CO2. Let me give you an idea. After the CO2 is off, with the Emperor 400, my ph went up to 7 pretty quickly within 3 hours. With my current setup (using only the API Rena canister filter), the ph only went from 6.3 to 6.6 in 3 to 4 hours. I don't think all HOBs can degas a lot. With the Emperor 400, there are too much water splashing going on (the spraybars and the moving wheels). Is it as bad as wet/dry filtration and with a sump??? I don't know.
__________________

Canon Pimp Club #005
tetra73 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-26-2013, 04:18 AM   #3
kenshinH
Planted Member
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Lone star state
Posts: 188
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by tetra73 View Post
I used to use them. They do degas A LOT. The biowheel design as well as the internal spraybars tend to degas a lot of CO2. Let me give you an idea. After the CO2 is off, with the Emperor 400, my ph went up to 7 pretty quickly within 3 hours. With my current setup (using only the API Rena canister filter), the ph only went from 6.3 to 6.6 in 3 to 4 hours. I don't think all HOBs can degas a lot. With the Emperor 400, there are too much water splashing going on (the spraybars and the moving wheels). Is it as bad as wet/dry filtration and with a sump??? I don't know.

Ive decided not to use the emperor, thanks tetra73!
kenshinH is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 11:06 PM.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright Planted Tank LLC 2012