Aquarium Forum
 


Menu
  · Tropical Fish Home
· Fish News
· Aquarium Forum
· Buy & Sell
· Calculators
· Equipment reviews
· Free Aquarium Ebook
· Feedback
· Link to us
· Photo gallery
· Plant species
· Tropica Plant DB
Tropical fish species
· By Common name
· By Scientific name
Tropical Marine fish
· By Common name
· By Scientific name

_________________
 
      
        Via paypal

  AC news is a part of
      Nature Blog Network

      Reef Aquarium Blog

Privacy & Ad Policy

Articles
  · African Cichlids
· Algae Control
· Aquarium Decoration
· Aquarium Resources
· Aquatic Plants
· Barb Fish
· Betta Fish
· Breeding Fish
· Catfish
· Central American Cichlids
· Cichlids
· Clownfish
· Corals
· Corydoras Catfish
· Discus Fish
· Dwarf Cichlids
· Fish Diseases
· Frogs and Turtles
· Goby Fish
· Goldfish
· Gourami
· Invertebrates
· Jellyfish
· Killiefish
· Lake Victoria Cichlids
· Livebearers
· Malawi Cichlids
· Marine Aquariums
· Marine Aquarium Fish
· Other Fish
· Pleco
· Predatory Fish
· Photography
· Pond Fish
· Responsible Fish Keeping
· Rainbow Fish
· Shark Fish
· South American Cichlids
· Tanganyika Cichlids
· Tetra Fish
· Tropical Fish Food
Results 1 to 10 of 10
  1. Question A small sump inside the aquarium


    0 Not allowed!
    My Aquarium will be 72cm length,52cm height,51cm width,6mm glass.

    On its side I will have a partition which will be dedicated to a sump filter. I have prepared an idea of how the filter will be. Can someone suggest any alternatives or point some fallacies?

    The image is as if you are viewing the filter area from the front (one in reality will be always looking at it from the side - from where there is the water in.

    So the plan is this:

    Water enters from a plastic grid and follows this course:
    Chamber 1
    -----------
    1. Coarse filter media
    2. Nylon Pot Scrubbers
    3. Softer Filter Media

    Chamber 2
    ----------
    1. 250grams Filter Wool
    2. 10 4cm Bio Balls
    3. 2Kgs of Bio Home Ceramic Rings
    - A 300W heater will be present to keep the bacteria colony happily warm
    - An airstone to add oxygen for the bacteria

    Chamber 3
    ----------
    - A kg of Activated Carbon will be present in this chamber
    - Another 300W heater
    - 2 Java Moss Balls 5 cm each


    Attachment 30877

    Anyone has any suggestions to the set up please?
    Attached Images Attached Images
    Last edited by KingFisher; 11-13-2013 at 02:17 PM.

  2. #2

    Default


    0 Not allowed!
    It could work in theory. Why would you want this though?

    What is a java moss ball?
    <-- Click for journals
    "There is no right way to do the wrong thing." - KingFisher "Only bad things happen fast in this hobby" - Cliff

  3. #3

    Default


    0 Not allowed!
    Don't really see the point. Yes it will work but if you're willing to sacrifice space in your tank why not do a mattenfilter? Much easier!

  4. #4

    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    Ontario Canada
    Posts
    6,696

    Awards Showcase

    Friends don't let friends drink alone, and I'm there for you man - Cliff After all that virtual alcohol it's time to sober up with some virtual food - mommy1 I can't drink alone mate - ScottishFish I won't thank you because it's a thankless job 7 also I cannot find any CUC type gifts but thanks [ - 850R Cheers bud - Cliff 
    Time for a Pint? I cannae drink alone - ScottishFish Implied message here. - mommy1 Congrats MOTM !!! - Cliff Cheers! - escamosa I dunno why I'm giving you a skunkloach as your prize,. They just sound cool! :) - escamosa 
    Merry Christmas - KingFisher Merry Christmas - Cliff Merry Christmas!! - ScottishFish Happy X-mas! :-) - MCHRKiller Thanks for the birthday wishes - mommy1 
    A cup of coffee to get you going on that build. - Strider199 Merry xmas! - ScottishFish Merry Christmas - mommy1 Happy New Year - mommy1 Thank you for the birthday wishes. - mommy1 

    Default


    0 Not allowed!
    agreed. why waste all that valuable tank space when you can do a proper sump with an overflow and small tank.
    Thar she blows!!!

  5. #5

    Default


    0 Not allowed!
    Well, not everyone has the room for a sump

  6. #6

    Default


    0 Not allowed!
    A separate sump or good canister filter would work a lot better, or at the least be easier to do on a tank your size

    Your design would work, but I would make the below suggestions if you decide to go ahead with this project
    1- I would not put any media in your last compartment to allow for the return pump to work properly. You could put both heaters in there
    2- I would suggest to use ceramic rings as bio-media instead of the pot scrubbies and bio balls. While they will certainly work, they are better suited for trickle filters. The ceramic rings would grow more bacteria
    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="http://saltwater.aquaticcommunity.com/"]

  7. Default


    0 Not allowed!
    Quote Originally Posted by Cliff View Post
    A separate sump or good canister filter would work a lot better, or at the least be easier to do on a tank your size

    Your design would work, but I would make the below suggestions if you decide to go ahead with this project
    1- I would not put any media in your last compartment to allow for the return pump to work properly. You could put both heaters in there
    2- I would suggest to use ceramic rings as bio-media instead of the pot scrubbies and bio balls. While they will certainly work, they are better suited for trickle filters. The ceramic rings would grow more bacteria
    Cliff I was suggested to set it up like this: Aquarium Filter.jpg

    is it better the way you suggested for the pump or like this is good too?

    I put one of the heaters next to the filter media so it will be a bit hotter there - allowing for more bacteria growth

    2. ceramic rings are expensive - hence why scrubbies and bio balls. is it necessary I buy biohome? i heard their life is 6 years. is normal ceramic rings true 2 years lifetime?

  8. #8

    Default


    0 Not allowed!
    As far as I know, ceramic rings last just about forever - why would you need to replace them?

    Even if someone suggested you set something up a certain way, it's always good to see if there are alternatives that work better, or save money, or are more practical.
    46 gal fw tank with black skirt tetras, neon tetras, spotted corys, green corys, 1 guppy, cherry barbs, otoclinus, snails & 4 amano shrimp - plastic & live plants
    5 gal QT with green corys & 2 guppies

  9. Default


    0 Not allowed!
    Quote Originally Posted by imma24 View Post
    As far as I know, ceramic rings last just about forever - why would you need to replace them?

    Even if someone suggested you set something up a certain way, it's always good to see if there are alternatives that work better, or save money, or are more practical.
    thats why i am asking here :)


    shall i proceed with 3 chambers or 5 as it is now? will change the filter media to ceramic rings as you suggested :)


    also shall i put the pump as it is (At the bottom) or put it at the top of the media?

    thanks!

  10. #10

    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    Ontario Canada
    Posts
    6,696

    Awards Showcase

    Friends don't let friends drink alone, and I'm there for you man - Cliff After all that virtual alcohol it's time to sober up with some virtual food - mommy1 I can't drink alone mate - ScottishFish I won't thank you because it's a thankless job 7 also I cannot find any CUC type gifts but thanks [ - 850R Cheers bud - Cliff 
    Time for a Pint? I cannae drink alone - ScottishFish Implied message here. - mommy1 Congrats MOTM !!! - Cliff Cheers! - escamosa I dunno why I'm giving you a skunkloach as your prize,. They just sound cool! :) - escamosa 
    Merry Christmas - KingFisher Merry Christmas - Cliff Merry Christmas!! - ScottishFish Happy X-mas! :-) - MCHRKiller Thanks for the birthday wishes - mommy1 
    A cup of coffee to get you going on that build. - Strider199 Merry xmas! - ScottishFish Merry Christmas - mommy1 Happy New Year - mommy1 Thank you for the birthday wishes. - mommy1 

    Default


    0 Not allowed!
    bioballs and pot-scrubbers aren't the best media for a submerged environment. they work great in trickle style wet/drys, but ceramic media works best submerged IME.
    Thar she blows!!!

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •