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    Filter Solution For Surface Oil Slick Found

    I have been dealing with surface gunk for a couple years with a weekly drop in surface filter (AZOO) but last week my Aquaclear broke and I purchased a TIDAL HOB filter. This filter has slots at the water level for surface skimming and my problem is gone! It's just a quiet as the AQ and all my filter media fits. Check it out if you have this problem...

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    Nice! I always detested the look of that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fishflood View Post
    I have been dealing with surface gunk for a couple years with a weekly drop in surface filter (AZOO) but last week my Aquaclear broke and I purchased a TIDAL HOB filter. This filter has slots at the water level for surface skimming and my problem is gone! It's just a quiet as the AQ and all my filter media fits. Check it out if you have this problem...
    Wow thats pretty cool

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    And I've just noticed that it doesn't matter if the tank is filled past the level of the overflow on the filter. The top intake is still is grabbing all the surface gunk even a half inch below the surface.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fishflood View Post
    And I've just noticed that it doesn't matter if the tank is filled past the level of the overflow on the filter. The top intake is still is grabbing all the surface gunk even a half inch below the surface.
    Youve got me so hyped for this filter Haha

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    I've watched a bunch of reviews on YOUTUBE about the SEACHEM TIDAL filter.

    I just ordered an AQUACLEAR.

    Here are my reasons:

    Too much of the filter sits in the tank instead of behind the tank (however....this makes it so in the event of a power outage the filter starts right back up.
    Those bright blue parts are eyesores.
    If your water line falls below the surface skimmer.....horrible sucking sounds.
    One reviewer called it a wonderful water pump but a terrible filter......I assume the comment was in reference to the bad media included.
    The odd shaped media basket.....making it difficult to add custom media.
    Cost....nearly twice as much as the AC.

    SEACHEM......make the media basket rectangular (like AQUACLEAR), move the pump to the outside (like AQUACLEAR), and replace the bright blue parts with black parts, and I am in . I can live with the fact that I will hear "sucking sounds" if my water level drops. I can live with the cost.
    Last edited by tippy4; 01-11-2020 at 11:41 AM.

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