The Fluval hanging aquarium filters – buyers beware

Fluval C4 hanging filter for fresh water aquariums

First off, let me say that this review is strictly from my experience with the products that I purchased. Having said that, here’s some background info on my fish keeping endeavors. Every since I can remember, we’ve always had at least one fish tank in our household. These tanks, be it a breeding tank, hospital tank or main tank range from 10 gallon to 100 gallons. By no means am I an expert nor am I a noob when it comes to setting up a normal fish tank for your run of the mill, fresh water, decorative fish. I also remembered Hagen/Fluval products to be reliable, pricey but reliable. All of this experience has been in North America, and I feel I have to mention this because I’m currently in Asia (Singapore) and product issues aren’t as easy to resolve here and this is where my story starts.

Fluval C4 hanging filter unboxed

So it seems that the canister filters I’ve been using (asian brands that I’ve never used before) break down roughly every year and a half or so, so I figured, I should spend a bit more to get something a bit more reliable. So I went shopping and saw that a large pet retailer, Pet Lovers, had a sale on Fluval filters. On sale, this Fluval C4 hanging filter set me back $90 plus dollars whereas the bigger “asian” canister filters were in the $80 region. The C3 was also on sale so I bought that one as there weren’t any C4’s on the shelf. It’s a bit small for my tank but I needed one right away and could always use this as a spare or even run 2 units if I needed to. Other than being larger the C4 is identical to the C3. I have to say, I was very impressed with the C3 after almost a month of usage. Most impressive is the little knob that pops up indicating the need to clean the filter! Then the crap hit the fan, I woke up one morning and the filter wasn’t working. The motor unit was extremely hot so I unplugged it from the wall outlet, filled the filter with water and let it sit for a few minutes. After it felt ok to touch, I plugged it back in but nothing happened. I have no idea why it stopped working. I removed the motor from the filter to see if the impeller was broken, it was not, nor was there any obstruction that I could see. I couldn’t find the receipt so I just went to buy another one. I chose to buy the C4 because I was impressed by the C3 and a bigger version should be even better, right? In hindsight, maybe I should have switched back to canister filter or even the top filters. Oh Well.

Note: the tank below is a spare I use as a hospital / breeding / photo taking etc.

Two C4’s and one C3

Here we go with my Fluval C4 ordeal. This first one I bought lasted roughly 3 weeks if that. Again, woke up one morning and it wasn’t working. Motor unit was too hot to handle, no water in the filter and this time I noticed that the tube feeding water into the filter wasn’t seated properly. So I’m guessing the motor couldn’t create enough suction to keep water flowing in, but the tube can be moved to change the water flow. At this point I’m thinking maybe it’s my fish fighting and dislodged the tube. Anyways, I need to do a better job in keeping my receipts organized as I couldn’t find this one either, so I went and bought another C4 with the plan that I would buy a replacement motor. This time, for Fluval C4 number 2, I kept the box and the receipt in storage. Thank goodness I did because this one didn’t last 2 weeks! The intake tube wasn’t dislodged as far as I can tellΒ  but was shifted to a lower flow rate. I emailed the pet store and they told me to bring it in for an exchange so I did. When I got to the store they were saying that I had to leave it with them so that they can test it and IF it is a manufacturers defect they will get another one from the dealer but not sure how long the process will take. So I asked them to call the lady who emailed me, they did and hesitantly did the exchange. Now, on to third C4. This time I taped the intake tube so that it would not move out of the strongest setting, and set the tube to the shortest length This unit lasted roughly 2 weeks! Enough is enough, right? No matter how much I like the filtration system and efficiency of the Fluval C3/C4 units, this is just ridiculous!

Fluval C4 hanging filter removable motor

Fluval C4 hanging filter flow switch

I decided to email Hagen/Fluval regarding my issue and to see how much replacement parts will cost. I sent the first email on Jan. 25, 2019 and got a response the next day basically saying I needed to contact their distributor in Malaysia for assistance and it was bcc’d to someone with an rchagen.my email address (don’t ask me why I was able to see the bcc but is shows and in red font too). I got a response from the rchagen.my on the 29th saying that “my mail will be attended shortly”. I have yet to receive any info up to this day, it is now Feb. 11, 2019. Oh I also decided to loop in the retailer I purchased the units from (and who performed the exchange) on the 4th of Feb. I’ve only received the auto generated msg of receipt of my email.

Now since the C4’s all died, I purchased a canister filter, the Fluval 306. Yes another Fluval from the same shop. I really like the size of this canister filter and it has the flow stop feature on the tubes which makes cleaning the filter so convenient, the asian brand filters I’ve used previously don’t have this feature so I’d have to take the hoses out of the tank every time I needed to clean the canister or change media.

So during all this, my catfish died. I’ve had him for almost 2 years! I can’t say for sure if it’s due to the bad filtration issues (I don’t think so because my Cichlids are still alive) or if its because I can’t find the plastic clip that sticks out of the suction cup that holds the intake tube straight down. It was rather flimsy but I didn’t think anything of it, most certainly didn’t think it would get eaten. Now my catfish is dead. But again, everything is mere speculation on my part and I’m recounting events in hopes this info can help others avoid potentialities.

I don’t know if my Fluval issues are going to get resolved or not but I will keep this post updated if it does. If you’re planning on buying a filter for your tank, consider the issues I’ve brought up. I would highly NOT recommend this filter if your fish are big/strong.

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Collectibles: Transformers POTP – Cuttthroat

Power of the Primes Decepticon Cutthroat, Abominus Combiner

I love toys! There I said it! I’m not talking about big kid toys like electronics, and such. I’m talking about figurines of my favorite super heroes, Transformers, anime characters etc. Truth be told, I don’t hold a figure in each and make fight sounds as I bash them together, like I used to. These days, I just display them on shelves and every once in a while I’ll change their position or posture for a different look or I’ll use them as photo props. Some of my favorite toys are still in the original packaging! Anyways, I thought it’d be helpful for those of you who, like me, score a lot their loot online because it’s just way to hard or not possible to find them in stores anymore. Maybe extra extras image or my ‘take’ on the toy, will help you decide if it’s worth adding to your collection or not.

Hasbro’s has introduced this remake of the Decepticon Cutthroat as a Deluxe Class figure in the Transformers – Power of the Primes toy line in 2018. He is part of the ‘combiner team’ known as the Terrorcons and transforms into a Pterodactyl. This five and a half inch figure comes with a collectible card, a blaster, and his Prime Armor which transforms into the hand of Abominus. What makes the combiner teams special is their ‘ability’ to merge into one giant robot. This means that each member of the team will have a third transformation mode, one that’s specifically for the giant robot. The groups will typically consist of five members, one of them being larger than the others (Voyager Class figure) and will transform into the torso/head of the giant robot. The other four will transform into a limb, either an arm or a leg and you can place them however you like. NOTE: Some combiners, whose 3rd transformation is a limb, (when sold/purchased separately) only come with the hand attachment (Prime Armor) which means that the foot attachment will then be included with the torso figure. Since Combiners from the Combiner Wars and Power of the Primes toy lines are interchangeable and not all of them have the same hand/feet pieces you’ll have to really look at the included pieces if you’re planning on mixing and matching to create your own Combiner team. This is what caused my dilemma and resulted in my “Collectibles” series of posts. More info below.

Cutthroat’s yellow, purple and green color scheme doesn’t look that bad even though I’m not a fan of dark green. On my figure, the paint job is even and without defects although I really hate the string of numbers that are painted/etched on the back of the legs, so ugly! The faux rub sticker of the Decepticon emblem is straight but the square silver paint surrounding it isn’t totally square. The pterodactyl head can only move up and down, as can the crest on top of the head and the jaw. The wings can swivel at the shoulder blade attachment point as can the wing tips. The mid wing is hinged for more wing positions. There are notches on the wing base for the Prime Armor to peg in (the pegs are located on the “thumbs” of the Prime Armor). Stubs to attach a Prime Master are located on the lower back in pterodactyl mode just above the ugly numbers. The legs in pterodactyl mode swivel from the hips and are hinged at the knee. The rather large tail is also hinged allowing it to move up and down. There is a hole in the chest but it’s only big enough for the blaster to fit. However I think it’s only for arm mode since it looks really stupid in any other mode as does putting the Prime Armor on the bird head in robot mode! In robot mode, there’s a ball joint at the shoulders, The arms have a bicep swivel, hinged elbows and wrists (but only to fold the hands in for pterodactyl mode). The waist and head are also on swivels allowing them to be rotated 360 degrees. The hips are on ball joints but has very limited range. The legs have a thigh swivel and hinged knees. The knee hinges are important as they also function as the elbow joint in arm mode. The thing I find most disturbing is that the joints are not uniformly tight. For example one arms bicep swivel is tighter than the other or one beast mode leg is so loose that it won’t stay in place while the other is snug. Maybe it’s my copy, I don’t know but since I won’t be moving it around too much it’ll be ok. Also, it doesn’t take much force to pop a part off the ball joints but it’s easy to pop back in. For example, the Prime Armor piece transforms into the hand by flipping out the fingers and folding down the thumbs (the two pointy parts with the holes in it). It kind of looks stupid to me, having a hand with a thumb on the top and bottom, so I pulled off the bottom thumb. More of my ‘mods’ below.

Official Build:

Terrorcons Merge into Abominus
Hun-gurrr Transforms into Torso
Blot Transforms into Right Arm
Rippersnapper Transforms into Left Arm
Cutthroat Transforms into Right Leg
Cutthroat Transforms into Left Leg

A year or so ago I caught a glimpse of Sky lynx in a gift shop within the Hong Kong Airport. I walked straight in and bought it and while waiting to board my flight I looked it over and I realized it was a combiner! Bonus! The only issue now is who to use for the limbs, since I wanted an all dino or monster theme. Couldn’t think of any at the time so I put it off for awhile. Many months later I saw a Terrorcon Combiner in a toy store in Singapore and bing, that was it. I recently acquired all 4 Terrorcons to complete my version of Abominus (I think I’ll have to rename my version, though). It was only after opening all the figures that I realized that Sky Lynx did not come with feet!!! So a few swear words later, I was back online looking for solutions since the feet are packaged with Hun-Gurrr (the torso). I had decided long ago not to get Hun-Gurrr because I’m not a big fan of pink robots, the monster mode looks weird to me and one 2 headed dragon/monster on the team is enough. What I found online was something called a Perfect Effect upgrade kit. They make a whole bunch of different kits for Combiners. Some are just hands and feet, others have weapons, chest plate add ons and limb widening add ons. Some of them look really awesome and I’m considering a couple of kits, however, they are quite pricey. While searching I also found some cheaper, different styled, different colored sets that were not from the Perfect Effect brand. I ordered the least expensive one I could find. It was a very pleasant surprise that both the hands and the feet can be transformed into weapons. The feet can transform into a really big double barreled blaster or separated into two blasters while the hands transform to something like a rifle. In foot mode, the tips of the barrels can be removed so that they don’t protrude from the back of the foot. I think the feet look better without the protruding barrels. The peg for the leg is on a swivel for better posing stability.

Pictured below are the Prime Armor and original feet attachments. The Prime Armor is a gimmick designed to induce more sales of toys, in my opinion. It’s an add on weapon/shield/engine part or whatever you make it out to be, and meant to accommodate a Prime Master. A Prime Master is a little figure that transforms into a ‘spark mode’ to fit into a compatible component, like the Prime Armor. This transformation is as easy as folding it in half to make it look like a cube. It is sold with an exo suit which just opens up to fit the Prime Master inside. This exo suit transforms into some kind of weapon (different Prime Masters have different exo suits). I included this info because some Combiner teams don’t have a large weapon for the merged figure so I got some of these Prime Masters to use in weapon mode.The foot attachment is from another figure that I wanted to show just as an example of roughly what some of the older hand/feet look like. The older ones are also dual purpose, they can be either hands or feet. The original one should look similar but have a Prime Master port, a swivel peg and cannot transform into a hand. Just make sure to look for a peg that sticks out from the top. That’s the peg that inserts into the leg.

Original Hand Original Foot

The moral of this story is, if you’re like me and collect toys based on how much you like the toy, set, theme or whichever and whatever, then you’re probably going to mix and match. If you do, please make sure you are set on parts (usually missing feet) as mentioned above and that the figure you plan on using for the torso is actually capable of that third transformation. For example, just because the figure is from the Combiner Wars series doesn’t mean it is a Combiner. I made that mistake…now I have two Ultra Magnus’! Lucky he’s one of my favorite characters, so I don’t really mind. If you have older Combiners using the older feet (like the one picture above), you can use the hands for feet then the Prime Armors for hands, that way you don’t have to buy an upgrade kit.

In case you’re wondering what my version looks like here’s a preview (I left the extra thumb on the left hand so you can see the difference between pulling the bottom one off or not):

I’ll call him “Primal Reign.”
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Collectibles: Transformers POTP – Sinnertwin

I love toys! There I said it! I’m not talking about big kid toys like electronics, and such. I’m talking about figures of my favorite super heroes, Transformers, anime characters etc. Truth be told, I don’t hold a figure in each and make fight sounds as I bash them together, like I used to. These days, I just display them on shelves and every once in a while I’ll change their position or posture for a different look or I’ll use them as photo props. Some of my favorite toys are still in the original packaging! Anyways, I thought it’d be helpful for those of you who, like me, score a lot their loot online because it’s just way to hard or not possible to find them in stores anymore. Maybe some extra images or my ‘take’ on the toy, will help you decide if it’s worth adding to your collection or not.

I like the bright yellow and teal color scheme and the general lack of stickers. The few stickers that are on are affixed pretty evenly. At least on my bot. Same goes for the paint job, I haven’t noticed any paint defects. The robot head and the dragon heads are on ball joints, as are the shoulders which also have a hinge allowing them to move up and down to accommodate arm/leg mode transformations. The mouths of the dragons are hinged so the can open and close. For the arms, there’s a bicep swivel as well as hinged elbows and wrists. The waist can be rotated but the head cannot. The hips are on ball joints and the knees are hinged. The knee hinges are important as they also function as the elbow joint in arm mode. There is a hole in the middle of his chest to mount the Prime Armor or you can plug it in on either shoulder. In monster mode, both necks are hinged and can move independently (up and down only). The tails, however, cannot. The front legs have hinge joints at the knees but the hind legs do not. There is a peg hole on its back for either the blaster or the Prime Armor. The thing I find most disturbing is that the joints are not uniformly tight. For example one arms bicep swivel is tighter than the other or one dragon leg is so loose that it won’t stay in place while the other is really tight. Maybe it’s my copy I don’t know but since I won’t be moving it around too much it’ll be ok. Also, it doesn’t take much force to pop a part off the ball joints but it’s easy to pop back in. For example, the Prime Armor piece transforms into the hand by flipping out the fingers and folding down the thumbs (the two pointy parts with the holes in it). It kind of looks stupid to me, having a hand with a thumb on the top and bottom, so I pulled off the bottom thumb. More of my ‘mods’ below.

Hasbro’s has introduced this remake of the Decepticon Sinnertwin as a Deluxe Class figure in the Transformers – Power of the Primes toy line in 2017. Sinnertwin is part of the ‘combiner team’ known as the Terrorcons. This five and a half inch figure comes with a collectible card, a blaster, and his Prime Armor which transforms into the hand of Abominus.Β  What makes the combiner teams special is their ‘ability’ to merge into one giant robot. This means that each member of the team will have a third transformation mode, one that’s specifically for the giant robot. The groups will typically consist of five members, one of them being larger than the others (Voyager Class figure) and will transform into the torso/head of the giant robot. The other four will transform into a limb, either an arm or a leg and you can place them however you like. NOTE: Most combiners, whose 3rd transformation is a limb, (when sold/purchased separately) only come with the hand attachment. The foot attachment will then be included with the torso figure. Combiners from the Combiner Wars and Power of the Primes toy lines are interchangeable. Which caused my dilemma and resulted in my “Collectibles” series of posts. I’ll explain below.

Official Build:

Terrorcons Merge into Abominus
Hun-gurrr Transforms into Torso
Blot Transforms into Right Arm
Rippersnapper Transforms into Left Arm
Sinnertwin Transforms into Right Leg
Cutthroat Transforms into Left Leg

A year or so ago I caught a glimpse of Sky lynx in a gift shop within the Hong Kong Airport. I walked straight in and bought it and while waiting to board my flight I looked it over and I realized it was a combiner! Bonus! The only issue now is who to use for the limbs, since I wanted an all dino or monster theme. Couldn’t think of any at the time so I put it off for awhile. Many months later I saw a Terrorcon Combiner in a toy store in Singapore and bing, that was it. I recently acquired all 4 Terrorcons to complete my version of Abominus (I think I’ll have to rename my version, though). It was only after opening all the figures that I realized that Sky Lynx did not come with feet!!! So a few swear words later, I was back online looking for solutions since the feet are packaged with Hun-Gurrr (the torso). I had decided long ago not to get Hun-Gurrr because I’m not a big fan of pink robots, the monster mode looks weird to me and one 2 headed dragon/monster on the team is enough. What I found online was something called a Perfect Effect upgrade kit. They make a whole bunch of different kits for Combiners. Some are just hands and feet, others have weapons, chest plate add ons and limb widening add ons. Some of them look really awesome and I’m considering a couple of kits, however, they are quite pricey. While searching I also found some cheaper, different styled, different colored sets that were not from the Perfect Effect brand. I ordered the least expensive one I could find. It was a very pleasant surprise that both the hands and the feet can be transformed into weapons. The feet can transform into a really big double barreled blaster or separated into two blasters while the hands transform to something like a rifle. In foot mode, the tips of the barrels can be removed so that they don’t protrude from the back of the foot. I think the feet look better without the protruding barrels. The peg for the leg is on a swivel for better posing stability.

Pictured below are the Prime Armor and original feet attachments. The Prime Armor is a gimmick designed to induce more sales of toys, in my opinion. It’s an add on weapon/shield/engine part or whatever you make it out to be, and meant to accommodate a Prime Master. A Prime Master is a little figure that transforms into a ‘spark mode’ to fit into a compatible component, like the Prime Armor. This transformation is as easy as folding it in half to make it look like a cube. It is sold with an exo suit which just opens up to fit the Prime Master inside. This exo suit transforms into some kind of weapon (different Prime Masters have different exo suits). I included this info because some Combiner teams don’t have a large weapon for the merged figure so I got some of these Prime Masters to use in weapon mode.The foot attachment is from another figure that I wanted to show just as an example of roughly what some of the older hand/feet look like. The older ones are also dual purpose, they can be either hands or feet. The original one should look similar but have a Prime Master port, a swivel peg and cannot transform into a hand. Just make sure to look for a peg that sticks out from the top. That’s the peg that inserts into the leg.

Original Hand Original Foot

The moral of this story is, if you’re like me and collect toys based on how much you like the toy, set, theme or whichever and whatever, then you’re probably going to mix and match. If you do, please make sure you are set on parts (usually missing feet) as mentioned above and that the figure you plan on using for the torso is actually capable of that third transformation. For example, just because the figure is from the Combiner Wars series doesn’t mean it is a Combiner. I made that mistake…now I have two Ultra Magnus’! Lucky he’s one of my favorite characters, so I don’t really mind. If you have older Combiners using the older feet (like the one picture above), you can use the hands for feet then the Prime Armors for hands, that way you don’t have to buy an upgrade kit.

In case you’re wondering what my version looks like here’s a preview (I left the extra thumb on the left hand so you can see the difference between pulling the bottom one off or not):

I’ll call him “Primal Reign.”
Hope you enjoyed this post as much as I enjoyed making it. Have fun with your toys !!!

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Bibiano’s reign ends at the Heart of the Lion main event.

Bantam Weight Champion, Bibiano Fernandes

Once again, I was fortunate enough to attend/shoot the ONE Championships – Heart of the Lion press event as well as the main event in Singapore.

The main event bout saw 8 year reigning Bantam Weight Champ, Bibiano Fernandez from Brazil defending his title against Interim Bantam Weight Champ, Kevin Belingon from the Phillipines. I found this fight very exciting as there were plenty of punches, kicks, grappling and a bit of blood! If you want to watch the fight, here’s a link on Youtube.

The rest of the fights were entertaining and all had enough action to satisfy the fans. No booing at this event, unlike the the previous event (the match between Christian Lee and Martin Nyugen).

All you fight fans already know the results and details of this event, so I’ll just leave you with some images I shot. If you don’t know the results, here’s the results page on ONE Championship’s website

Ring Girl 1 Ring Girl 2
Adrian Pang Andrew Miller
Garry Tonon Predicting his win
Christian Lee Predicting his win
NEW UNDISPUTED Bantam Weight Champion, Kevin Belingon

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The Great Moscow Circus visits Singapore

The Great Moscow Circus is in town, Singapore! My kids have goin to a “real” circus on their bucket list so they were really quite excited and really wanted to go so I booked the tickets online. Now looking at the seating and prices, I picked the $69 dollar tickets which looked like they were in the “nose bleeds”,5 rows down from the top. I kept thinking to myself that I’d rather watch ice hockey at that price. Anyways, I bought the tickets and proceeded to look for the restrictions, low and behold, photography is ALLOWED! Just no flash. Wow, I’m impressed. So I attached my 70-200 lens onto my Canon 7D and put it into my bag. I chose the 70-200 because I figured I’d need the f2.8 more than I would need the reach of a 100-400.

Upon reaching the venue, my first thought was how small the “Big Top” was. My eldest asked if it was supposed to be that small, my youngest didn’t care. We got in line for the security check and watched people who were ushered off to the side, trying to eat the snacks they tried to bring in as quickly as they could. Yup, read that in the fine print but in all fairness the only food they had inside was bottle drinks, popcorn and cotton candy, I was so looking forward to jumbo hotdogs or corn dogs. If they’re gonna restrict food they should have a better selection or at least hotdogs, who doesn’t like hotdogs, am I right? The souvenirs were not so enticing either, just some light up wand things, a yoyo, some really small t-shirts and the program. Oh Well.

Walking around the Big Top, to find the entrance to our section, I found it strange that there wasn’t the heavy smell of animals, I didn’t notice any cages or anything either but then again the area was really quite small. Found our entrance and seats, and boy oh boy did I miscalculate the distance. I wish I brought my walk around lens (24-105) because we’re way to close but I’m so glad I brought the 70-200 instead of the 100-400. I had problems getting the action in at 70mm, plus the guy in front of me was tall and kept raising his arms. If I had to guess, I’d say we were around 50-60 feet away from the ring so if you’re buying tickets don’t worry if you’re in the top rows, you’ll still be close. Close enough to swat the giant beach ball that they throw into the crowd.

Here’s some shots:

 

The start time for our show was 7:30 pm and it ended at 10 pm. There were the usual jugglers and clown routines, acrobats and contortionist as well as some “death defying” stunts that really made for some edge of your seat entertainment! Personally I found it very entertaining despite, for better or worse, no animal routines nor playing with fire routines. Although we’ve seen plenty of the tumbling/bar/acrobatic routines (my youngest daughter was a competition gymnast), we still found these segments of the show very entertaining. Looking across the seats and seeing the huge smiles, the awe and the astonishment on my kids faces was awesome. The show also included some acts from one of the major televised talent shows, I can’t remember which one but they were truly amazing to watch. Even spider man came to watch the show:

Just kidding, that’s just the silhouette of the guy swinging around the tent, at times holding/suspending/dangling his female partner! If The Great Moscow Circus ever reaches your town, I highly recommend that you go enjoy the show, especially if you have kids.

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