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Post by MarcG on 4/11/2011, 18:43

Hello.

Ive round a good deal on this tank.. The holes are drilled on the bottom of the aquarium on these tanks and the filter attachs through the holes.

My question do you need the cabnit to fit the filter to the tank ? Or can it be attached just hoses straight to the tank? The person im buying of its just the tank and fluval 205 that comes with it.

Basically does the cabnit come with a attachment you need or not?

Cheers. Marc.
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Post by MarcG on 4/11/2011, 19:23

Does not tell me for defo but looks like theres just holes through the cabnit and it can be setup without cabnit. What you think?
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Post by carpguru on 4/11/2011, 20:15

i should think the cabnit is a seperate item to the
tank and it just as holes drilled to allow the pipes
from the tank to pass through it
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Post by MarcG on 4/11/2011, 20:21

Good am hoping so. Got a cheap deal so hoping works out.
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Post by Ian on 4/11/2011, 20:36

you would have to make a stand as the pipes come through the bottom of the tank and attach to the external filter

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Post by MarcG on 4/11/2011, 22:51

Ok that looks like the plan cheers
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Post by carpguru on 5/11/2011, 08:58

yeah its a drilled tank i was looking at one
of them myself i was just dreaming as i could
never afford one the only thing that lets this set
up down in my eyes is the filter i don't care much
for the new fluval filters a eheim would be better suited
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Post by MarcG on 5/11/2011, 09:13

I agree with the filter seen many bad reviews and its also underpowerd for the tank. Got my self a bargain of £35 for the tank and £15 for filter. Only down side filter is leaking from where the top joins bottom just a little. Since iv read up online it always seems to be the rubber sealent which is only £5-6 so im going to give it a go anyway. Im picking it up tommorow so ill let you know how it goes.
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Post by carpguru on 5/11/2011, 09:19

go to dive shop at redcar and get some silicone grease
clean the seals up when dry and apply grease leave
for an hour and the seals will swell little and will make seal a lot better don't use any other grease as it
will contaminate the water
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Post by MarcG on 5/11/2011, 09:50

Cheers ill find some. Do you attach it straight after youve applied grease and let it swell up in filter?
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Post by carpguru on 5/11/2011, 09:54

you can but i would leave it to swell the seals
its not a glue its just grease it works well
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Post by MarcG on 5/11/2011, 09:57

Ok thanks.
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Post by MarcG on 7/11/2011, 19:54

Update!

I bought the tank and filter yesterday. Today I dicided to see what the leak on the filter was like before I bought a rubber seal. When the filter filled without power on the water started leaking out each side of the filter where the clips lock the top and bottom into place, there was no leaking around the sceme just where the clips lock it in place. I tryed lubricating the rubber ring but same again happend. Should I buy a new rubber seal. I dont think it is the seal but I could be wrong. When top.and bottom lock into place it doesnt look tightly fitted is this the problem?.

This is the fluval 205 im talking about.
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Post by k3vinjam3s on 7/11/2011, 20:26

I'd upgrade the filter myself. I have a 305 and I don't think is use the 205 on a 180 litre tank. Always best to overfilter if possible.
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Post by MarcG on 7/11/2011, 21:11

Yes I agree but im stuck with this one atm so trying to find sollution
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Post by carpguru on 7/11/2011, 21:14

i am used to messing around with them wish i lived closer would love this chanllenge pm me your number
might be able to work somthing out for you
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Post by MarcG on 7/11/2011, 21:41

Cheers mate. Im going to try the new seal in morning since fluval parts are pritty cheap if no luck ill pm you my number and wel have to sort something out. Thanks.
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Post by MarcG on 7/11/2011, 21:42

How far away are you?
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Post by carpguru on 7/11/2011, 22:03

i am sure the top can only go on
noe way as it as a notch in the that
as to match up with a lug if you get it the wrong
way round they leak
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Post by MarcG on 16/11/2011, 12:47

Hello. Sorry been a while since posted but I got my new seal and its worked! No leaks ( for now) lol.

Now I can get started on the aquascaping.
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Post by carpguru on 16/11/2011, 14:19

glad to hear the seal worked for the filter markg
good luck with you scaping would be nice to see
some photos when it all set up and running
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Post by MarcG on 16/11/2011, 15:51

Cheers biffster!. I will post when I buy everything and start. This is the tank im using to breed dwarf snakeheads.

It will have black gravel, bogwood, stones a mixture of real plants and some floating plants. Thats the plan anyway.

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Post by carpguru on 16/11/2011, 16:58

cheers mark will ge nice to see
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