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Old 04-23-2013, 10:28 PM   #106
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=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!

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.
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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.


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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.
I must disagree, canister filters are way easier to setup than sumps. However, my experience with them is linking 8 20L on 2 sumps (took 2 weeks to plump and was a PITA)
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=333 gal/hr, wow!
sounds like he should switch to smooth vinyl tubing instead of using the ribbed tubing that comes stock
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has anyone tried splitting the inlet? so i can have two, to suck debris on both sides of the tank?
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has anyone tried splitting the inlet? so i can have two, to suck debris on both sides of the tank?
Funny you ask this because I was going to mention it in my response this morning. I've done it using a "Y" connector on my Eheim. One side had an Eheim surface extractor and the other the Eheim pre-filter syphon. I was very happy with that arrangement for many years in a 100-gallon tank.
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Old 04-24-2013, 01:39 AM   #111
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Funny you ask this because I was going to mention it in my response this morning. I've done it using a "Y" connector on my Eheim. One side had an Eheim surface extractor and the other the Eheim pre-filter syphon. I was very happy with that arrangement for many years in a 100-gallon tank.
thanks, i might give that a try then. i usually run 2 canisters so not usually a issue but might try only one big one on my 75.
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Default 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
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