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canister filter to power 0 blow-by polisher?
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Liakern
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PostPosted: 2009.04.05(Sun)1:01    Post subject: canister filter to power 0 blow-by polisher? Reply with quote

I have A rena cannister filter running in my 29 gallon tank and was wondering if I could use the rena to pump through an inline filter housing with a 0 blow-by using a micron filter or a course filter with diatom powder to polish the water?

My concern is any pressure that might cause damage to my rena from the restrictive nature of a water polisher?

Or could I use the inlet of the rena to draw through the housing to avoid back pressure? cause a vaccuum obviously instead?
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PostPosted: 2009.04.05(Sun)2:00    Post subject: Reply with quote

It would not be good for the pump.

May I ask why?
What is floating around?
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PostPosted: 2009.04.05(Sun)2:43    Post subject: Reply with quote

nothing really just would like to be able to get the water crystal clear without having to go buy a pump and hoses
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PostPosted: 2009.04.05(Sun)3:03    Post subject: Reply with quote

Does the output enter the tank though a nozzle or a spraybar?
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PostPosted: 2009.04.05(Sun)9:25    Post subject: Reply with quote

no nozzle or spray just u shape plastic pipe with a turnable 'L' pipe to change flow direction
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PostPosted: 2009.04.05(Sun)9:43    Post subject: Reply with quote

Put a cotton bag over the output and see what comes out.

You may be surprised how clean it stays as what you are seeing in the tank is probably not being picked up by the filter.
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PostPosted: 2009.04.05(Sun)12:51    Post subject: Reply with quote

hmmm what kind of bag? I can't think o a bag that would be safe. maybe a jean pocket or something?
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PostPosted: 2009.04.05(Sun)13:04    Post subject: Reply with quote

A piece of cotton, like a handkerchief, held on with a rubber band Wink
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PostPosted: 2009.04.05(Sun)13:07    Post subject: Reply with quote

dye's won't leack into the water from the hankie or should I use a pure white one?
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