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Old 01-26-2013, 02:45 AM   #31
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Finnex Hang-On Breeder


Was just looking at my breeder and power head. Shame the suction cups are where they are. Might be easier if they were on top or on a side.

ZeeZ: Is the adapter strong enough to hold the power head on the tube hanging upside down in the tank?
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Old 01-26-2013, 03:12 AM   #32
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Yeah, I was like, "How am I supposed to make this thing secure?" But I tried it anyway and as long as the tab on the tube that comes with the box is inserted securely into the hole, it'll hold the powerhead just fine. I put on the lid just for extra measures.

But yes, the adapter will keep the powerhead secure as well.

Thought you guys would enjoy the Engrish that was on the box -

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Old 01-26-2013, 03:24 AM   #33
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Lol same box here!

Thanks, will set this up soon!

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Old 01-26-2013, 02:26 PM   #34
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Sorry for the delay with the picture, work has been busy. My adapter cracked, so while I am waiting for the sealant to dry, I stuck a piece of vinyl hose from the hardware store on there. It's the cheap stuff, like 33 cents a foot. 1/2"OD x 3/8"ID vinyl. You will note that I used the adapter backwards to it fits on the powerhead inlet. Hose sticks right into the other side of the adapter. Hose seems to work just as well, may leave it. Also, made a hole in the lid with my die grinder for the powerhead and heater power cords to exit the refugium. Much cleaner than having them wind out the front and then back up over.

As a side note, the fluval edge prefilter sponges are great. I used one on the intake here and it fits and works real nice. I also use a couple of them in my 55 gal planted(water outlets and inlets are drilled through the bottom of the tank). And they are pretty cheap!

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Hey, Vandiggity...

The vinyl hose you wrote about... Is that the same hose on my gravel vacuum?

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Hey Rob,

I suppose it could be. My gravel vacuum hose looks like the same material, but maybe thinner. I just took my "parts" to the hardware store and kept sticking them on the different tubing they had until one of them fit right. It was the vinyl 1/2"OD x 3/8"ID hose, worked like a charm. You just have to make sure it's a decent fit on each end. If it's loose at all, you'll end up sucking air or water from the wrong places.

I wish you could buy just the adapters.
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Old 01-28-2013, 12:50 PM   #37
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I'm thinking of purchasing this for my 20 gallon long aquarium. Would just loading the HOB with java moss do the job? I would get the 10" fugeray and the air pump as well.
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Old 03-31-2013, 11:24 PM   #38
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I finally found the perfect way to use mine. I just finished installing it on my 10 gallon nano reef aquarium.

It has Seachem Matrix, a bag of Purigen, some aragonite sand and some chaeto macro algae.

It's become a refugium.

I did have to put the power head inside the main tank. It's sort of hidden behind some macro algae.
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What size breeder box fit on the chi?
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The Finnex that's 10.25" will fit the CHI with a little modification, I ran mine on a CHI for about a year.
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Perfect thanks. Did you have to trim a chunk to make it work? Any chance you could post a pic
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Where are you in Canada and how did you get one of those boxes?
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I actually ordered one of these a few days ago. Hasn't come in yet. I was going to replace my HOB breeder box since this looks way nicer.

It was funny because the Fugeray LED fixture comes in the kit and you can buy it seperately without the light. I have a few clip on CFL's that haven't been used yet (brand new). But the price difference is only $15 bucks. It's dumb NOT to buy it with the Fugeray.


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FYI, just looked at the links on amazon and ebay from you guys. It's cheaper straight from Finnex.. With all the extra add-ons.
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Perfect thanks. Did you have to trim a chunk to make it work? Any chance you could post a pic
Yeah, you just take a chunk from the intake side, it's not needed. the other side has the return so you don't want to mess with it.. let's see if I can dig up a pic.
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Perfect! Thanks for the pics!
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