Thanks.Lol @ "this filter is better then a fluval" hahahahah. Good one.
Nice tank man. The scape and lighting looks good.
Don't believe me about the Rena vs Fluval? I'm not sure by your response but I do own both. My tank was always just semi-clear until I got the Rena. Here is where I think the Rena does better:
- Both have similar footprint and height but the Rena has bigger baskets.
- There is no bypass on the Rena, it has to go through the baskets and all the sponge filters. On the Fluval some water can bypass the baskets and not all of the sponge's surface area gets used. How can I tell? I sometimes get shrimp shot through my Fluval, but they all get stuck in the Rena when it comes time to clean. Plus only small areas on the Fluval sponges pile up with gunk, showing that the flow through the filters is a poor design. So poor that I decided to use one of the baskets for extra sponges and filter floss when I first got the Fluval.
- Whenever I clean the Fluval and turn it back on crap comes out. With the Rena the amount of crap is a lot less. Maybe this is due to the Fluval having ridged tubing building up gunk?
- Speaking of tubing, the Rena uses standard sizes so you can plumb in a UV sterilizer, heater, or whatever you want. With the Fluval tubing it is a pain to mod. It also uses a weird size tube and rubber attachment whereas the Rena uses a standard size.
- - The Rena comes with a spraybar and other options like adjustable intake and output depth. The Fluval input must be cut to size and the output is set in stone.
- I don't care for the light blue color of the Rena input
- The input does not have a ball joint like the Fluval so that flow can occur in the opposite direction on very rare circumstances
- Putting the hoses back on the Rena after cleaning always feels like I'm gonna break them when I snap it back down. The fluval snap is a lot smoother....better build quality