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 Post subject: Fluval 204 instructions
PostPosted: Fri Jun 02, 2006 6:32 pm 
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Hiya,

We've lost our instruction booklet for our filter, and have changed the tank its on. Seem to remember something about the distance between the filter and top of the tank being of importance... could anyone look this up for us????

Thanks in advance :-) :-)


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heres a manual you will need adobe reader

http://www.hagen.com/pdf/aquatic/Fluval04new.pdf

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are you sorted now

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 03, 2006 1:52 pm 
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Hey there,

Got the instructions, thank you :-)

Just trying to figure out why there's so much algae in the water, I wondered if the filter wasn't doing it's job properly... it only gets a minimal amount of direct sunlight, but in saying that it's in a very naturally lighted room. :-s

Any ideas?


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More information would help, tank size, stocking, age of tank, plants, lights????

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Hi again :)

Tank size - it is 1200 x 500 x 450 with a hexagon at the front in the centre - half sticking out from front wall, half inside, but this has it's own undergravel filter.

We've had it up and running about a month now and have about 30+ guppies, 7 neons, 5 mountain minnows, 1 siamese fighter, 2 golden algae eaters, 2 bristlenose cats, 1 albino cory. Heaps of room for them in there.

Plants - they're small but growing, we have about 6 different types with about 15 plants.

Lights - we have 2 different bulbs, one for helping plants grow and one for enhancing fish colours.

Hope this is of some use :)


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 08, 2006 5:42 pm 
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How long are your lights left on per day?

Also overfeeding will not help with algae

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Hiya,

Lights are on about 13hrs.

The fish don't think they're being over-fed! :D

What about the algae wafers for bottom feeders? Would they do it?

We're thinking of getting a UV filter, that should help.


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We've had it up and running about a month now and have about 30+ guppies, 7 neons, 5 mountain minnows, 1 siamese fighter, 2 golden algae eaters, 2 bristlenose cats, 1 albino cory.


Thats a lot of fish for a newly setup tank, I would do a few extra water changes, not add anymore fish, and just wait a bit, the tank will find it's balance soon and your algae should go away. Do you have another tank?? Maybe you could swap the filters over or move some filter media this would help.

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