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Postby KittyKat » 2005-12-16 16:48

oooh! can you look up how big the Aqua Clears are then???
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Postby Sam » 2005-12-16 16:51

It's an Eheim Catalogue.
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Postby KittyKat » 2005-12-16 16:52

fine then :P
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Postby Sam » 2005-12-16 17:00

What do you mean by fine then? Is an AquaClear a Eheim? Cos' it aint in.
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Postby KittyKat » 2005-12-16 17:03

no, it's not... who ever said that it was?
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Postby saracen » 2005-12-16 17:04

Eheim don't make aquaclear's! It's a different company... :P

Incidentally, how much are the smallest Eheim internals going for in your catalogue?
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Postby KittyKat » 2005-12-16 17:15

here's what i've come up with so far...

- Tetra Whisper 10: 370 L/hour
- Supreme Aqua Bio Filter ( 200 L/hour )
- HF2001 hang on filter: 340 L/hour
- Aquaclear Mini: 124-378 L/hour

so it Aquaclear Mini is the most suitable... will have to see if i can adjust it so that maybe some of the water goes back into the filter...
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Postby Sam » 2005-12-16 17:56

saracen wrote: Eheim don't make aquaclear's! It's a different company... :P

Incidentally, how much are the smallest Eheim internals going for in your catalogue?

It's either a Aquaball 2206 (not a hang on filter) or a Liberty 2040 (too big)
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Postby Indigo Blue Fish » 2005-12-16 23:03

Kat - why not just tie some clean gauze over the outflow?
That way, if you leave it quite baggy, the water's own pressure will spread and slow it around the cloth, creating a puddling effect. Obv you'll have to use nylon to keep it strapped in place, otherwise it will drip all over - but sensibly and creatively done this is a practical method.
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Postby Mick e. t. » 2005-12-16 23:20

Kat you could make one, it's easy and effective and whats more, it would cost next to nothing. If you have a spare air pump to hand plus the odd bit of air line, an air flow control valve and a u-tube to make up the syphon. It could be made to return water via a return pipe or as a water fall. Let me know if your interested and I will draw up the plans. The filter it's self would be made out of a plastic bottle/milk container, the latter being more preferable.
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Postby KittyKat » 2005-12-17 00:04

the air pump is too loud... the set up would be in a room that's used for sleeping every now & then, so needs to be extra quiet... other then that, good idea Mick!
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Postby susankat » 2005-12-17 01:36

I have a whisper mini that is only 3 inchs wide and very little current, but it hangs inside the tank. It works great for my cory fry. I just tie a sponge on the bottom of it.
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Postby Mick e. t. » 2005-12-17 04:21

Put up it up anyway, some old timers might recognize the system....it was used in the 60's through to somewhere around the 80's.
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Postby -Rambler- » 2005-12-17 04:37

I have an older Aqua-Clear, I think they haven't changed much, anyway the flow is adjustable by sliding the intake tube slightly off line with the impeller. There is a + and - on the cover to indicate which way to slide it. Keep in mind that if you reduce flow the water will not turn over as much as you may need to properly filter the aquarium. A quick thought, If you are handy you can get a piece of acrylic (AKA; plexi-glass) cut it to the size of tank and drill several holes in it and let the cascade of the filter return spill onto it and the water will drip thru the holes. Even easier is a canister filter. Instead of having the return go directly into the aquarium, modify it so it goes across the surface, perhaps PVC pipe or vinyl tubing with holes drilled in it to make a "spray bar". Hope this helped.
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Postby KittyKat » 2005-12-17 09:53

3in is too wide: the "tank" will be only 15cm wide, so as you can see it'll take up too much space.

****: i don't have to filter the tank as such, it's mostly for the effect... i think you might have given me an idea... thanks! :D
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