Wanting to use my canister filter instead of built-in filter on my Fluval Flex

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tjbray
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Wanting to use my canister filter instead of built-in filter on my Fluval Flex

Post by tjbray »

I'm going to start setting up another tank within a week, but have an issue to work out.

The aquarium is a 15 gallon Fluval Flex (with the in-tank filter behind the rear wall). I have a canister filter that I can adjust the flow to whatever rate I need, which offers me a much easier cleaning schedule as well as a few other pluses. Outflow back to the tank would be distributed with a spray bar.

I'm thinking that the water inside the aquarium's filter on the output side may become problematic, since it won't be cycling much if at all.

Has anyone nodded their Flex like this, or have suggestions other than cutting a giant hole in the black plastic? 🤔
jessicacoles
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Re: Wanting to use my canister filter instead of built-in filter on my Fluval Flex

Post by jessicacoles »

great decision, Cleaning canister filters is easy when you have the right manual and all the right tools. Maintaining power filters are much easier than canister filters. With power filters, all you have to do is remove the carbon filters, or other type of media depending on what brand and model you have, and replace it.
Dalton_07
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Re: Wanting to use my canister filter instead of built-in filter on my Fluval Flex

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Canister filters work in silence. You will not hear any noise or sounds during its operation compared to other types of filtration. So, if you have a centerpiece fish tank in the living room or any other special place in your house and do not want to hear the filter running, a canister filter is an excellent choice for you.
Dalton_07
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Re: Wanting to use my canister filter instead of built-in filter on my Fluval Flex

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Dalton_07 wrote: Sat Sep 17, 2022 12:05 pm Canister filters work in silence. You will not hear any noise or sounds during its operation compared to other types of filtration. So, if you have a centerpiece fish tank in the living room or any other special place in your house and do not want to hear the filter running, a canister filter is an excellent choice for you.
The operating principle of the canister filter is to suck in aquarium water using a valve, filter, or intake manifold. The water will then be pushed into the pressurized tube containing the filter media and pump the aquarium water back into the aquarium.
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