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Old 03-19-2012, 12:04 AM   #1 
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Exclamation Killed by the fluval chi

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I spent a week on vacation and let my fishes alone at home cause I don't have any sitter. I was worried about the evaporation of the water and what troubles it could make. I was worry about the filter...Well, both of my fishes are DEAD. I found them stuck in the «pipe» used to let the power wire reach the filter!!! So, if you have a fluval chi, dont let the water level go low and watch if your fish tries to get into that spot. I dont even know if I was able to clean all fish part off that «tunnel»... I'm really disgusted and frustrated. It was awful to see my fishes in parts...
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Old 03-19-2012, 05:53 AM   #2 
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Aw, I'm so sorry it must be terrible to have seen them like that :(
Good to know, a lot of members on here use the chi.
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Old 03-19-2012, 09:35 AM   #3 
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That's horrible, sorry it happened.
Fluval Chi sells a Fry filter intake sponge to cover that pipe, I used to use it for my non-fluval tanks before I completely switched to sponge filters.
http://www.petsmart.com/product/inde...ductId=3650250
I think it will ease your worries in the future.
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Old 03-19-2012, 04:18 PM   #4 
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thanks for the tip, but my fishes got stuck in the part between the clip and the brown box. They got swallowed in the part wich is the top in that picture, between that «crack» and I found their body stuck in the «cylinder» part in the middle. I had to open all the filter (brown box) and took off the light to reach the power cord and move it forward to get the bodies out... So i don't think the sponge could help.
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Old 03-19-2012, 06:55 PM   #5 
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I was going to sell my Chi as I can't stand the blue light when I'm sleeping (the tank has to be in my room) and the blue light stays on even when the LED is turned off. So what I decided to do is keep the tank and get a different filter

That's what I would do! I love the Chi as it is tall and glass, but I hated the blue light and found the filter a tad annoying....
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Old 03-19-2012, 07:23 PM   #6 
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maybe I will do that... let me know what filter you gonna get pls
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Old 03-19-2012, 07:38 PM   #7 
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This one:
http://www.petsmart.com/product/inde...7282&lmdn=Size

Or this one:
http://www.petsmart.com/product/inde...9991&lmdn=Size

Probably whatever is cheaper when I go! Sales and whatnot
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Old 03-19-2012, 08:35 PM   #8 
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@Jbosley, What you gonna put for the light?
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Old 03-19-2012, 08:39 PM   #9 
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@Jbosley, What you gonna put for the light?
I just use natural light
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Old 03-19-2012, 11:05 PM   #10 
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You had two fish in there or do you have two Chis?
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