Tetratec Power Filters

Discussion in 'Product Review Archives' started by Matt Rogers, Nov 20, 2002.

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  1. TheSteve

    TheSteve Astrea Snail

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    Thanks!! [smiley=party-smiley-004.gif]

    Unfortunately I tried all the very same steps. After a while of messing with it, I was more concerned about the animals in my tank. In my opinion if something is dangerous or could pontentially cause harm to the tank is just not worth it. I appreciate the help [smiley=thumbs_up1.gif]

    And I love these smiley things. [smiley=yelrotflmao.gif]

    Steve
     
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  3. Covey

    Covey Scooter Blennie

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    I have the 500 and the lid rattles on mine. I took it off and ran a some silicone into the lip of the lid and let it dry. Problem solved.
     
  4. Matt Rogers

    Matt Rogers Kingfish Staff Member

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    [quote author=Covey link=board=Product;num=1037824626;start=15#21 date=09/08/04 at 14:13:12]I have the 500 and the lid rattles on mine.  I took it off and ran a some silicone into the lip of the lid and let it dry.  Problem solved.[/quote]

    Nice one.

    I noticed the same thing on my original lid. What's interesting is I bought another 150 model and it looks like they improved the fitting a bit. They also changed the impeller to a different kind.
     
  5. somethingfishy

    somethingfishy Purple Spiny Lobster

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    I have the 500 I believe, its the biggest one. This is a product that is victim to great idea poor execution. I got so frustrated with mine that I pulled out the surge device. If it is adjusted right and the water level is right then it may work ok with little noise. I also wanted to mention the Drs Foster&Smith pulled it from their shelves because of so many complaints.

    Just had to vent.

    btw, I still use this filter but thats only cause I'm too cheap to buy a different one.
     
  6. mcbelly

    mcbelly Plankton

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    Something is wrong with me... I seem to have good luck with all the bad products. I have a 26 gal Bowfront with a PF 150 and Seaclone skimmer. I have had no problems with either. The PF 150 is a great little wave maker. I run it with two empty media bags just as a mechanical filter but I like the idea of putting a light on it and making a tiny refugium (if I understood the earlier post). Granted I have a small reef tank, but so far so good with the PF 150 and the Seaclone.
     
  7. Craig Manoukian

    Craig Manoukian Giant Squid

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