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  1. Led Bracket

    Is it ok to lay the LED light bar directly on the glass? When it's sitting on the brackets it a lot of unwanted light coming out the sides.
  2. Pfs Vs. Play Sand

    20180520_200949 by hacksaw15 posted May 20, 2018 at 8:23 PM Pool Filter Sand
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    HTH Pool Filter Sand from Ace Hardware
  4. Cleaning Polishing Pads

    I use pillow batting. Just throw it away when it's too dirty. That stuff is cheap. I got a big bag of it for around $5
  5. Filstar Canister Disconnect Question

    I have been using Filstar canisters for 10 years. After doing exactly what the OP was doing after a couple of cleaning I figured it out. You have to take the disconnect of slowly. You will hear the air seeping in after the air stops you can take the disconnect off and no water splash.
  6. Canister Cleaning Schedule

    I go 2 months because I keep goldfish. I went 6 months once and it was such a chore getting cleaned and back up and running I never went that long again. Goldies are super dirty.
  7. Api Xp3 Dying?

    I've been running API/Rena Filstar XP3's and 4's for over ten years with no issues. So far I haven't had to replace none them. So when you say some years how many have you been using it. I was wondering should I be worried. I using 4 of them.
  8. Question About Carbon

    I stand corrected.
  9. Question About Carbon

    Carbon will not remove chlorine. You will need to use a water conditioner to remove chlorine. Prime is what most of us use.
  10. Canister Vs Hob

    Sounds the op is just paranoid. I've been running canisters for around ten years and still running the first one I bought. The only time I had a leak it was my fault by not seating the baskets in properly. You do have to be extra careful when doing maintenance and keeping your o-rings and seals...
  11. Your Favorite Canister Filter?

    Rena Filstar XP4 on my 90 gallon. Have been using Rena/Filstar for 10 years now. I have not had to replace one yet. I Have XP3 on my 55 gallon.
  12. Hob Filter Size On 90 Gallon

    I have the the same tank. The only HOB I found that would fit was the Aquaclear 110. I have a Rena Filstar XP4 and the AC 110 on my 90 gallon goldfish tank.
  13. Tetra Whisper Ex70 Filter Thoughts?

    Well like I said it was too loud to have in the bedroom. It started to rattle which would have kept awake at night. I've heard a lot of bad things about that filter but I only had a problem with the noise. Maintenance on it is super easy. I think for the money you pay for it it's not a bad filter.
  14. Tetra Whisper Ex70 Filter Thoughts?

    I used that filter for 2 years. Around the 3 month point it got pretty loud but it did work. But the filter/carbon pads was one of the things I didn't like about it. I moved and decided to put that tank in the bedroom and I switch to a canister and Aquaclear. Yes you do get what you pay for. In...
  15. When To Change Carbon Filter?

    The Tetra Whisper ex series filter have bio scrubbers which is where the cycle is held. If the tank is cycled you should be able to change the carbon cartridge every 3 or 4 weeks or anytime you want to change it. I use to use a few years ago until I switched to canisters.
  16. Temperature Of New Water

    I use a digital thermometer to try to get it exact as possible. I'm usually no more than 1 or 2 degrees off. You generally want to be within 3 plus or minus degrees.
  17. Sunsun almost dead. Need new canister

    I have three of the original Rena Filstars XP3 and one XP4 been running them for 7 or 8 years and have had no problems. They all are very quiet. I have one in my bedroom right next to my bed (around 3 feet) and can only hear a slight hum.
  18. Rena Cannister Filter issue

    If their is no leak then just turn the flow down. This is a on going issue with Rena's. I've using Rena canisters for 7 years and this seems to be the only issue I ever had with them. I run them at around 3/4 open. This was a problem with first starting them and after cleaning. About a week or...
  19. Loud Aquaclear 30

    Try taking the lid off. The only time mine made any kind of noise was the lid rattling. I have Aquaclear filters on all of my tanks. I run them without the lids but you can put the lid back on and brace it down by wrapping a rubberband around it.
  20. Silencing your AC

    The only noise my AC's made was from the lid vibrating. I took lids off and now they are as silent as my canister. I have two 55 gal stacked 3 feet away from my bed and no noise.




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