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Turtle tank setups and other indoor configurations.

Post Posted: Sat Sep 06, 2008 4:14 pm   

Where did you get that attachment at the end of the outflow??
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Post Posted: Sat Sep 06, 2008 4:34 pm   

Well I inserted the hose into the top piece that hangs on the top of the tank, then used tubing to extend to what depth I wanted, and inserted the short outlet extension elbow into the tubing.
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Then, I stole the inlet extension tube since I didn't need it and inserted that into the end of the outflow extension elbow, because it concentrated the flow a bit and gave more directional control.
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Post Posted: Sat Sep 06, 2008 4:42 pm   

Holy cow! That's an amazing idea!!!!!! I'm going to have to look and see if mine fit, we had to take out one extension per filter in order to prevent sand being sucked up, so we just have two extensions sitting around.

Thanks Chris!
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Post Posted: Sat Sep 06, 2008 4:46 pm   

Haha no problem, glad I could help.
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Post Posted: Sat Sep 06, 2008 10:52 pm   

your sand cleaning method is great.

i put about a 5 centimeter layer of sand in my 20 g and 10 g tanks :D


hahaha just to get a feel for it. the water was almost clear directly after i put the sand in.
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Post Posted: Sat Sep 06, 2008 10:53 pm   

Good to know!
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Post Posted: Sat Sep 06, 2008 11:36 pm   

I did it, you guys! I put sand in my tank. It looks great, but it's still pretty cloudy. When it's all cleared out I'll post pictures. Thanks SO much for the info everyone, and especially Chris!
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Post Posted: Sat Sep 06, 2008 11:37 pm   

Awesome! Can't wait to see the pics when its cleared up!
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Post Posted: Sat Sep 06, 2008 11:51 pm   

The fluval xx4 and xx5 have a nice outlet, I'm not sure if it would fit the XP3 tubing. I just threw mine out last week, wish I didn't so I could scavenge some parts :)
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Post Posted: Sun Sep 07, 2008 10:06 pm   

I just added my spare XP3 pieces to the outtake and it worked wonderfully. Now, I don't have any sand being blown around. Thanks again, Chris.
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Post Posted: Sun Sep 07, 2008 10:16 pm   

Awesome! Your welcome.
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Post Posted: Mon Sep 08, 2008 12:12 am   

untsmurf wrote:I just added my spare XP3 pieces to the outtake and it worked wonderfully. Now, I don't have any sand being blown around. Thanks again, Chris.
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Post Posted: Mon Sep 08, 2008 12:32 am   

Heres what mine looks like.
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sorry second pic is blurry.
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Post Posted: Mon Sep 08, 2008 12:45 am   

Doesnt the norm al output of most filers incoluding the FX5 out put their water like that. Ive sene the nozzles on the FX5 and they point out like your tube does.
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Post Posted: Mon Sep 08, 2008 12:55 am   

It depends, but in most cases yes, but not this extended. Adding the tube on the end gives very good directional flow control, and concentrates it a little bit, I find it helps a lot.
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