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  1. #1

    Default Fluval C4 Power Filter


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    For those who haven't seen this filter yet, I thought I'd post a picture. I'm going to be setting up a 40 breeder tomorrow and adding this filter along with an AC50 that is currently on the tank I'm tearing down. The C4 is rated for up to 70 gallons and I think is the largest in this series.

    This filter looks much like the AquaClears but with more media potential. There is a chamber for the Fluval ceramic c-nodes, a large porous foam sponge with a poly fiber layer on back, a 3rd chamber that could contain anything (extra sponge or biologicals), and a micro weave screen to stop debris from entering the bio chamber. I'm going to use the carbon bag in the 3rd chamber for now but will most likely swap out in a month for more c-nodes. The intake tube is notched so you can set it for different lengths depending on the tank height.

    It looks great but since it's new to me, I can't say much more yet about it. Here's a look at the parts.
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    Looks great, but these GIANT pics you post are killing me, LOL...I have to either scroll and read, or shrink the whole page, and not be able to read what you have to say!

    Just messing with you...maybe it's just me that experiences the giant pics (?)

    They are supposed to be really nice HOBs, keep us updated
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    Yeah, I don't know why some of the pics post like that. It didn't happen when I posted the BNP babies. I upload from my PC but I don't how to resize them.

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    I actually picked a few of these up about a month ago. I actually like them more than the AC's I have. The media options are nice and the box for bio media is a great feature. The course pad pics up a ton of junk and there is a section for chemical filtration but personally I filled it with blue bonded filter pads. The adjustment for the flow is solid and doesn't wiggle around or pop off like the AC tube does (to me anyway). I have 3 of them and one is set up on my 90g discus tank paired with an emperor 400, the other two are on 55g angel tanks paired with sponge filters. I'm pretty happy with the filters. The do a good job and keep the tanks water pretty clean. I plan on swapping out my remaining AC's to these. The extra media and better flow control makes it a better choice IMHO. one other cool feature is the dirty filter float. it's a small float on the back of the filter the lets you know if the flow through your media is slowing down. So if you get to the point where this pops up you know it's time to clean your filter and media. The whole things come apart easily so cleaning is a breeze.

    Well worth the money spent.

    Edit.... almost forgot. I think my favorite feature is the telescoping downtube. You can set the downtube to exactly where you want it and it just slides up or down. No more fighting with tube pieces that barely fit together and/or constantly fall off each other.
    Last edited by Jaster; 03-21-2014 at 03:20 AM.
    Angel breeder wanna-be

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    Good to see someone who's used one of these. I had posted before I bought and someone referred me back to the reviews
    which I had seen and which were great but no one seemed to be using one. I hadn't read about the dirty filter float which seems like
    a really handy feature and I do like the telescoping intake. To me they are like an upgraded AC and I've really like the AC's I have.
    I'll know better myself after tomorrow, so thanks for your comments

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    Nice review by Jaster, I am going to look into these the next time I am buying another filter.
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    This is great info! Thank you for sharing with us. =]
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    Quote Originally Posted by SueD View Post
    Good to see someone who's used one of these. I had posted before I bought and someone referred me back to the reviews
    which I had seen and which were great but no one seemed to be using one. I hadn't read about the dirty filter float which seems like
    a really handy feature and I do like the telescoping intake. To me they are like an upgraded AC and I've really like the AC's I have.
    I'll know better myself after tomorrow, so thanks for your comments
    I bumped into the same thing. I watched a couple reviews on youtube and took a gamble on them. Glad I did. I'll do a real review soon. I wanted to give them a little longer for me to beat on them.
    Angel breeder wanna-be

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaster View Post
    I wanted to give them a little longer for me to beat on them.
    LOL, I only beat on the AC's when the lids start to rattle....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slaphppy7 View Post
    LOL, I only beat on the AC's when the lids start to rattle....
    *!%**!!! lids anyway. Thanks for the review nylons and good luck with the new filter Sue.
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