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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrup View Post
    If its unglazed it has massive surface area on a microscopic level, which is what counts.
    Oh. Of course
    I'll have to look into this ceramic media and whatnot.
    Tanks: 30 gal community and 10 gal shrimp/community
    Journals Here

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    Here is the design. what do you think? I used this design, thanks someone here, may have been Goes to 11!
    And here are my filters. The smaller, not as tall filter has less aeration, idk why. SOrry for the sideways pic :/
    I plan on making more, including the one by urua joey. These two ran me about $10 total for the materials (6 airstones, big sponge, 8 curlers), and I have a lot of extra.
    Last edited by Greentoads41; 07-10-2013 at 03:59 AM.
    Tanks: 30 gal community and 10 gal shrimp/community
    Journals Here

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    Should work just fine. Let us know how its doing in a few mo.
    FW: 1 45gal, 1 40gal, 3 10gal, 3 30gal all community tanks of different species
    Sw: 1 55gal, 1 30gal show, 1 29gal show, 1 20gal and 2 10's

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    Good! The overall plan is to get these cycled, then take out the HOB's and move them to a 15 gal I want to get set up :)
    Tanks: 30 gal community and 10 gal shrimp/community
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    I recently made a filter for a small Fluval, model discontinued. I took out the filter system that was kinda "built-in". Its not pretty, but it seems to work.

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    Oh! Credit to The King of DIY on YouTube, sorry!!!

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    I have since removed some of the media, as I didn't think it was moving much water. And checking back to the How To video I realized he added only half the volume of the "canister" size. So now it flows me anyway...
    the media is moving more freely...

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    Good call removing half of them to allow a lot of movement. Looks like you have either K1 media or HEL-X media which is meant to be used in a moving fluidized media chamber.
    If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
    "Not using a quarantine tank is like playing Russian roulette. Nobody wins the game, some people just get to play longer than others." - Anthony Calfo
    Fishless Cycle Cycling with Fish Marine Aquarium Info [URL=""]

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    Thanks, Cliff. It really helps going over all the threads on this forum. It gets my brain going. And points out mistakes I'm making before I do some real damage, which is always at the expense of one of my little guys.

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    Thanks for sharing! Actually, my DIY sponge filter didn't work out I do, however, have 4 separate sponge filters running on a variety of my tanks. If I ever start another smaller tank, I really do want to make another DIY like the one above Great looking little tank you have there! I love small tanks :)
    Tanks: 30 gal community and 10 gal shrimp/community
    Journals Here

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