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  1. #11

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    0 Not allowed!
    +1 to double the filtration. Another + 1 to QT

    why does it say it has a max of an 80 gallon tank.
    mine is alittle under 50.
    The short version is that the real world effectiveness of your filter is roughly half of what it says on the box, And here's why:

    Generally speaking, A filters flow rate is tested with no media in them. This is obviously not how a filter is run in the real world so when you add media the flow is limited.
    When that media gets gunked up as is par for the course [But that's also when it is effective] the filters actual flow capacity retreats even farther from the laboratory conditions that the print copy on the box claims.
    Make sense?

    Floss is good Bio-max would be better IMO.

    I repeat:
    Quote Originally Posted by 850R
    'Messed up', What does that mean?

    Any major parameter differences between the shops and you? Can you detail your acclimation process for us?
    Gas mileage isn't everything OIIIIIIIO
    Lack of planning on your part does not constitute an emergency on my part.
    Why pretend there are no stupid questions? Actually, There are many stupid questions: "Should I drink this bleach?" Is just one example.
    Having said that, Just because it's a stupid question doesn't mean that it shouldn't be asked. It's better to know.

    A warm beer is better than a cold beer. Because nothing is better than a cold beer, and a warm beer is better than nothing.

  2. #12

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    0 Not allowed!
    Pleco's do not belong in new tanks, either. They nearly always starve to death. I doubt he got stuck. They get in and out of very small places but he probably died and just ended up where he was due to water movement.

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    0 Not allowed!
    Quote Originally Posted by 850R
    +1 to double the filtration. Another + 1 to QT


    The short version is that the real world effectiveness of your filter is roughly half of what it says on the box, And here's why:

    Generally speaking, A filters flow rate is tested with no media in them. This is obviously not how a filter is run in the real world so when you add media the flow is limited.
    When that media gets gunked up as is par for the course [But that's also when it is effective] the filters actual flow capacity retreats even farther from the laboratory conditions that the print copy on the box claims.
    Make sense?

    Floss is good Bio-max would be better IMO.

    I repeat:
    ill def double the filtration then.. I dont want to lose any more fish. it had me pretty sad yesterday.
    Freshwater tropical tank
    Marineland Emperor 400 Dual Biowheel filter
    Tank specs are 55 gallon
    Freshwater
    3- tiger barbs
    3- zebra danios
    2-pineapple swordtails
    4- black skirt tetras
    4-serpent tetras
    1- golden dojo loach
    1- marble angel fish
    1- syndontis
    1- pearlscale gourami
    1- bristlenose pleco
    1- red claw crab

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    good luck, Allen. I hope things get straightened away soon.
    It's always hard to lose a fish.
    30 g FW planted:corys, ABNP, blue angel, harleys, zebra danios, nerites & mystery snails
    15 g FW planted: crown tail betta, neons, snails
    90 g FW semi planted: Blood Parrots, severum, Jurupari, EBJD, congos, kribs, clown pleco, snails
    90 Gal Journal: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ad.php?t=93939
    Fishless cycling: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ead.php?t=5640
    Cycling with fish: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ad.php?t=36492

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