I started back up my 36 Bow front tank again, and wanted to build an easy sump for it...I just don't think I'm getting the filtration I need from my Emporer Biowheel and media reactor.
Buy 20 gallon glass tank (or maybe a rubbermaid or similar strorage container if the plastic is safe)
No overflow box (HATE THEM)
I was thinking putting a submersible pump in the water, having some flexible tubing running down into the tank, and covering the ho
with some cut to fit pre-filter. The "intake" pump would be 755 GPH
. It would go down into the first "chamber" of the sump which would be something similar to this ((crate)
), then drill more holes in the bottom to get more flow, first using marine silicone to glue it in, and then lining it with filter floss or some other more dense filter pad.
Next I was thinking the water dripping from that chamber could be run through another chamber set up exactly the same, a little bitter, no holes cut ouf of the bottom, and place our LR
rubble, some fuge mud, and have a little fuge if that's possible. Maybe switching the first and second chambers?
The last chamber will house my Media Reactor UV
Sterilizer, and Return Pump. Return pump will be 474 GPH
. Will use flexible tubing again, with a sprayer head on to disperse the water flow. Maybe find some way to incorporate those Fluval Water Polishing Pads...I hear they're great.
Opinions? Suggestions? I will call the plastic companies tomorrow if none of you know offhand.