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Old 06-19-2006, 12:36 AM   #51 (permalink)
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Fluval 404. Things that have annoyed me with this filter:

1) Noise is louder than my computer.
2) Aquastop have broken 2 times in 5 years.
3) Hose nuts have broken 3 times.
4) 3-4 new impellers without less noise.
5) The underside of the pump house comes off when I open the filter.
6) The filter leaks for about 5-10 mins when I've had it open.

Eheim sludge extractor - "Let's suck up ammonia from the substrate and spread it evenly across the whole tank! Not"

Eheim surface extractor - "I like cleaning the small surface pipes everyday and the endless rattling from the counter weight is awesome! Not".
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Old 06-19-2006, 04:48 AM   #52 (permalink)
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Another vote for the Fluval 404 here. I have been through three "upgrades" (kudos to Hagen tech support however) and this thing still leaks like crazy when power is off. You would think after five years I would have just upgraded to an Eheim ...

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Carbo plus I won on Ebay. What can I say I was new to this and it seemed like a good product until I found a post saying otherwise about 15 minutes after I won the item. Now have a pressurized system and am much happier. At least I didn't pay full price

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My worst was a rio 2100 plus that was supposed to be the main return from the sump on my old 55 gallon. While I was testing the plumbing and possible overflow problems, I found that rios are notorious for having startup problems after the power is pulled. That's okay when it's just being used for water current, but absolutely unacceptable for a return pump. $60 down the drain.
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Dymax T5 light , eballest down on 2nd day ... again on 2nd month, day before I go for holiday ....

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This glass diffuser that refuses to work. Even trying to get air to go through it from an air pump is impossible, let alone a DIY CO2 system.

Great waste of $10.
Finally got it to work somewhat. Stupid thing shattered in my hand while trying to take it off the air tube. It wasn't "glass" either, it was a hardened plastic.
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I have two that I can think of:
1)Buying some Triton T-12s when I first started w/ planted tanks and didn't know better --- had bad outbreak of gw and plants, of course, did not grow.
2)Via aqua "probe" heater. Thought it would be cool to get one with the external controls, but it didn't turn off and the tank got up over 90...no deaths, but when I was draining the water for a wc and took it out, it was so hot that the plastic clips that hold it on the back glass melted. I threw that p.o.s. away.
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priming problem?? I love my Emp400 and have never had a problem priming it after having it turned off. I simply plug it back in and within 10 seconds it's back to working like it should.

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Emperor 400 ??? I love my bio-wheel, I think they work well besides the priming problem, but only good for fish tanks.
The worst filter I brought was the Whisper 3.
Besides that the JBJ algae magnet and the JBJ 2 way powerhead is also on top of my worst list and of cost the plastic plants.
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I second the standard 55 gallon starter kit. At the time I thought it was the best thing ever. Now I shake my head.
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