100 gallon Oscar tank progress

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Suprd71 replied the topic: Re:100 gallon Oscar tank progress

Curious Tyler.. did you buy a used filter? The newer API have a short intake and single funnel outflow. Older Renas have longer intake and spraybar.


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LeafsFan replied the topic: Re:100 gallon Oscar tank progress

I bought it new from petsandponds.com it arrived about a week ago. The outflow is the funnel but the intake it has 3 different sections so you can make it longer or shorter. I'm not sure if it's shorter then the old Rena but when you have all 3 parts in the intake it does go down probably close to 3 quarters of the way to the bottom of the tank.
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Suprd71 replied the topic: Re:100 gallon Oscar tank progress

Ah.. they have added some sections to the intake then. When API took over from Rena, was only 1 part. You use that ChemZorb bag?


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LeafsFan replied the topic: Re:100 gallon Oscar tank progress

Yeah I put it in. Should i use it or no?
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Suprd71 replied the topic: Re:100 gallon Oscar tank progress

Its the equivalent of a carbon bag. Not needed, and is taking up room better used for ceramics. My filters are 20 and 30 ppi sponges in the bottom tray, a divider and ceramics. 2 mid trays just ceramics. Top tray is ceramics, divider and fine pad


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LeafsFan replied the topic: Re:100 gallon Oscar tank progress

Ohh alright I'm going to buy some more ceramics when I get a chance the filter said it came with media so I figured that was good, I unboxed it and it said for the xl you need like 50 bio stars or whatever try are called and when I opened the bag they gave me 5 lol so I bought one box of ceramic but I think I will buy another box and add some more.
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Suprd71 replied the topic: Re:100 gallon Oscar tank progress

A fully loaded xpxl holds 2 1/2 1100 gram boxes of Biomax. Buy 2 more. ASAP as well, Tyler, this is the most important component of your filter. Oscar tank needs huge amounts.


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LeafsFan replied the topic: Re:100 gallon Oscar tank progress

Alright I should be able to get some tomorrow I was nervous of putting too much in and restricting the water flow of the filter.
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Suprd71 replied the topic: Re:100 gallon Oscar tank progress

No issues there. The top pad will be the first thing to restrict flow. Easily rinsed and will last well over 1 year.


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Ohh alright I will definitely get someone ceramic as soon as possible.
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