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« on: January 23, 2020, 12:45:58 am »
...how are you guys doing with the new models?...are good for intermittent clean up use?...
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Re: HOTs
« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2020, 04:00:52 am »
...how are you guys doing with the new models?...are good for intermittent clean up use?...

..it's submersible so it's not really the work horse the old version was......the original was easier to move around.....when I use it I plop it in the 130 with floss/carbon.....
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Re: HOTs
« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2020, 06:09:47 am »
...Mugs, so you use it mainly for an incidental cleanup?... I'm looking for something extra to get out the debris that builds up between water changes...right now with the move, a lot of the plants are struggling and there is still debris left that I don't get out during the siphoning....I'd like to use it like I used to use the Vortex filter...is that what you use yours for?...
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« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2020, 06:15:14 am »
...Mugs, so you use it mainly for an incidental cleanup?... I'm looking for something extra to get out the debris that builds up between water changes...right now with the move, a lot of the plants are struggling and there is still debris left that I don't get out during the siphoning....I'd like to use it like I used to use the Vortex filter...is that what you use yours for?...

...no, I just run it in the 130 as an auxiliary.....I use my three Diatoms for cleaning/polishing the water...I can move them around easily with an extension cord... :)
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« Reply #4 on: January 23, 2020, 06:33:32 am »
...Mugs, so you use it mainly for an incidental cleanup?... I'm looking for something extra to get out the debris that builds up between water changes...right now with the move, a lot of the plants are struggling and there is still debris left that I don't get out during the siphoning....I'd like to use it like I used to use the Vortex filter...is that what you use yours for?...

...no, I just run it in the 130 as an auxiliary.....I use my three Diatoms for cleaning/polishing the water...I can move them around easily with an extension cord... :)
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Re: HOTs
« Reply #5 on: January 23, 2020, 08:16:25 am »
I don't use mine.  I just don't like them.  I bought 4 of them and gave 3 to my LPS.  They use them from time to time.
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« Reply #6 on: January 23, 2020, 08:30:23 am »
I don't use mine.  I just don't like them.  I bought 4 of them and gave 3 to my LPS.  They use them from time to time.

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« Reply #7 on: January 23, 2020, 09:15:58 am »
I don't use mine.  I just don't like them.  I bought 4 of them and gave 3 to my LPS.  They use them from time to time.
... what didn't you like about them?....I just want something for intermittent cleaning...
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Re: HOTs
« Reply #8 on: January 23, 2020, 09:29:20 am »
I don't use mine.  I just don't like them.  I bought 4 of them and gave 3 to my LPS.  They use them from time to time.
... what didn't you like about them?....I just want something for intermittent cleaning...

..my 2cents.....they are run immersed.....and messy moving to other tanks....not like the old HOT that hangs on the tank..... plus they just don't seem as strong  huh
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« Reply #9 on: January 23, 2020, 09:31:04 am »
I don't use mine.  I just don't like them.  I bought 4 of them and gave 3 to my LPS.  They use them from time to time.
... what didn't you like about them?....I just want something for intermittent cleaning...

..my 2cents.....they are run immersed.....and messy moving to other tanks....noy like the old HOT that hangs on the tank..... plus they just don't seem as strong  huh
...thanks...
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« Reply #10 on: January 23, 2020, 05:12:40 pm »
I don't use mine.  I just don't like them.  I bought 4 of them and gave 3 to my LPS.  They use them from time to time.
... what didn't you like about them?....I just want something for intermittent cleaning...

..my 2cents.....they are run immersed.....and messy moving to other tanks....noy like the old HOT that hangs on the tank..... plus they just don't seem as strong  huh
...thanks...

I have one in my 150 full time. I change the cartridge every water change. It help keep my water clear in that tanks. Like Jon and Liz I am not a big fan but since I have it I might as well use it.
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« Reply #11 on: January 23, 2020, 05:23:14 pm »
Thanks for your answer, Mug.  They are just a huge PITA.  They're too messy when it;s time to clean the cartage
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« Reply #12 on: January 24, 2020, 10:04:05 am »
I have 5 of the old type that I use to clean up tanks that I pulled the HOB's from. To avoid/reduce the possibility of cross contamination I use each HOT on a designated group of tanks.     
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« Reply #13 on: January 24, 2020, 10:11:28 am »
I have 5 of the old type that I use to clean up tanks that I pulled the HOB's from. To avoid/reduce the possibility of cross contamination I use each HOT on a designated group of tanks.   

Thank heavens that 'Big Al's' still carries parts..... |^|...for now anyway  huh
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« Reply #14 on: January 24, 2020, 11:16:57 am »
I have 2 still working and several that I can't figure out why don't work.  I use them on my 100 gallon Discus tanks.
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