Tip: The Drain Screen


The Eon Jellyfish Aquarium has two spray bars built into it to create the “false current” that the jellyfish need to swim or “bell” properly.  The top spray bar is situated right in front of the drain and acts as a “goalie” or guard to gently redirect the jellyfish away from the drain. There is also a drain screen in that location as a fail safe to manually guard the drain.  Proper placement of the drain screen is imperative.  If it is not installed properly, the jellyfish can slip underneath it and go right down the drain and into the filter box.

The drain screen is shipped to you pre-installed.  Take note of what it looks like properly installed when you receive your Eon.  This is what it looks like when it is properly installed:



This is what it looks like when it is NOT properly installed:


Removing it for cleaning is easy.  The pump should be off when doing this procedure. Stand in front of the tank & with washed hands, place both hands into the water. Evenly space your hands across the drain screen, one on the left side and one on the right, with your thumbs on top of it.  Grab it firmly and then pull it down and out.  You may need to wiggle it down and out a bit. It is a simple compression fitting and only needs a good, firm, even pull to get it out.

You can clean it with a small piece of white fuzzy mechanical filter or an algae scrub pad. Rinse it with tap water and dry it thoroughly before placing it back into the tank.

Putting the drain screen back in is also easy.  Again, keep your hands evenly placed across it & hold it so your thumbs are on top of it.  Press it firmly against the back wall of the tank directly under the spray bar. The open side of the drain screen goes against the back wall.  Push it against the back wall & up against the spray bar so there are no gaps between the drain screen and the spray bar.  Then double check your work by looking at it from the side to make sure that it is all the way up under the spray bar and the open side is firmly against the back wall.

EON Owners Unlimited Discount Code

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Hello again, EON Jellyfish Tank Owners!  Just a reminder that you have an eternal discount code worth 10% off ANYTHING—FOREVER on our site.  Just enter the special coupon code you were given after purchasing the EON Jellyfish System during checkout and receive 10% off your purchase.  During special events, we will increase this discount for you, so “Like” Sunset Marine Labs on Facebook and keep up to date on our specials!

If you forgot your discount code, just email us and we’ll look up your record!

Tip: Use a Swivel Base to Turn the Eon Around

Here’s a wonderful tip from veterinarian Jennifer Pullium from New York City.
Using a Lapworks turntable she is able to turn her 10 gallon Eon Jellyfish Aquarium around with ease!  The rotating base holds up to 150 pounds and glides nicely giving you access to the back side of the aquarium for LED adjustment or to check the water level in the sump reservoir. It’s also nice to be able to change the angle of the tank for added viewing options. I purchased one and tested it– and she’s 100% correct!  It’s fantastic! The swivel base comes in 10″, 12″ and 15″ diameter and smoothly turns the aquarium.  The picture below shows the 15″ diameter swivel supporting the Eon 10 gallon jellyfish tank.  It extends a bit beyond the base so the 12″ diameter swivel will be better for this tank.

This is the 15" Lapworks Swivel base.  It holds up to 200 pounds.  I think the 12" is the best bet for the 10 gallon Eon Jellyfish Aquarium!
This is the 15″ Lapworks Swivel base. It holds up to 200 pounds. I think the 12″ diameter swivel will work better for the 10 gallon Eon Jellyfish Aquarium.

The Eon 2ube sits nicely on the 15″ base and it holds up to 200 pounds. Perfect!