Adding Eden 501 to Fluval Edge
As I've just received the Eden 501 from AoA (thanks Ben!), I'm planning to connect this filter as an additional filter into my Fluval Edge 23L tank. The challenge will be to replace the standard tubes with ones long enough to fit into the Edge's tight back column. This means I need tubing at least twice as long to do a "S" fitting.
Here's where I need advice;
- Where can I get longer 9/12mm tubes for Eden 501? Bunnings?
- Will this reduce the effectiveness of the filter with "S" tubing? The filter will still be on the same level to the tank.
- The inflow & outflow pipes will need to be customised with sponge covered inflow pipe and shorten outflow pipe near the neck of the Edge for more aeration. Will these changes inhibit filter? Can the outflow pipe be submerged?
- Should I "mature" this filter before adding it? I've got a small housing tank and I'm getting Seachem matrix and purigen soon to replace the ceramic noddles.
Appreciate any advice I can get.
CRS, CBS, DAS, DRN & RCS in a Fluval Edge 23L