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Postby SparkyST » Mon Oct 08, 2012 8:26 pm

Hi guys

I have a 80 litre aqua one 600 tank. Currently it's running a moray 300L filter but flow isn't great. I have a cabinet that can store a external filter. My question is which should I go for. Been looking at a Fluval 106 and 206 but not sure which would be best?
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Re: External filter

Postby markee » Wed Oct 17, 2012 5:43 pm

More is always better, i have a 205 running on my 110ltr tank. The 106 will probably be fine (depending on your stock), the 206 will give you greater flow & a larger filtration capacity. If the flow is too much you can always adjust it, i have a spray-bar fitted on mine & my Danios love swimming against the flow lol
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Re: External filter

Postby SparkyST » Wed Oct 17, 2012 5:54 pm

markee wrote:More is always better, i have a 205 running on my 110ltr tank. The 106 will probably be fine (depending on your stock), the 206 will give you greater flow & a larger filtration capacity. If the flow is too much you can always adjust it, i have a spray-bar fitted on mine & my Danios love swimming against the flow lol


Thanks Markee

I went for the 206 in the end as was reading good reviews. Where did you get the spray bar for your 106? as I have been told they dont do them for the 206 due to the motor not being able to cope with the added back pressure.
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Re: External filter

Postby englishmx » Wed Oct 17, 2012 6:53 pm

Was always under the impression that the fluval spray bar was 'one size fits all' ? Certainly suggests so here...

http://www.aquatics-online.co.uk/catalo ... 93-123.asp
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Re: External filter

Postby SparkyST » Wed Oct 17, 2012 7:13 pm

englishmx wrote:Was always under the impression that the fluval spray bar was 'one size fits all' ? Certainly suggests so here...

http://www.aquatics-online.co.uk/catalo ... 93-123.asp


Worth a go then :) thanks 8)
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Re: External filter

Postby markee » Wed Oct 17, 2012 7:22 pm

I've had a look around & couldn't find anything that says you can't use the spray bar, seen a few places selling the spray bar kit as 104/105/106, 204/205/206, 304/305/306, 404/405/406, and as Mike said, it's one size fits all, just trim it down if you need to
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Re: External filter

Postby Hatty » Mon Dec 22, 2014 10:02 pm

Don't know if you can help I purchased biomax for my fluval 2 filter ( one that goes in the tank) but got the wrong ones ( got ones for an external filter) they are to big can I break them and put them in my fluval 2 filter?
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Re: External filter

Postby englishmx » Mon Dec 22, 2014 10:10 pm

You got the circular ones with holes in the middle? you could try, but personally I wouldn't for the sake of a few quid for the right ones, they could well break up further once in the filter with constant waterflow :santa:
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