Absolutely worth the trouble if you are going to have a planted tank. If you have cories you will want to put a layer of smooth small pebble substrate on top to make the surface smoother and easier on their mouths. Digging fish will raise a cloud in this stuff, but your lush plant growth will make it worth the trouble.
Product Details: "Flourite" by Incredulous_Ed - posted: Mon April 28, 2008 - Rating: 9.38
Last Review Posted by FishGirl-Seattle - posted: Sun May 23, 2010 5:18am
I've been using Fluvals for years and had two of the 405's filtering a hundred gallon tank. They did a great job but I had to rig a spray bar to the outflow to get the current down. The outflow nozzle that comes with the filter didn't allow for any spray adjustment, all you can do is adjust the flow rate at the cannister. And while I was never thrilled with the hoses (would prefer a filter that worked with standard clear tubing), the filter itself was a real work horse and very quiet too. I've had one of the earlier models running almost continuously for about 5 years and have never had a problem with it. The 05 series is easier to prime and easier to open and close than the earlier versions. It also has an easy flow shut off that allows you to disconnect without losing your siphon - handy when it is time to clean your media. If you are looking for a reliable filter that will perform quietly for years on end without a hiccup this will do it.
Product Details: "Fluval 405 Canister filter" by Cliff - posted: Wed May 12, 2010 - Rating: 8.11
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