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Old 05-05-2011, 05:15 PM   #11
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I'm in Edmonds/Seattle what kind of fish?
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Old 05-05-2011, 06:02 PM   #12
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Put it the bathroom and make a hot tub out if it lol. With that much filter, I'm outta ideas for you.
LOL! I'll add a couple 300watt heaters while I'm at it.

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So I have enlisted some help from some friends who a little more artistically inclined than me and we came up with a concept for an open top African tank with a water fall that looks like water is running down the shore and into the "lake" there will be not "cichlid reef" in front of the background instead there will be caves, and over hangs in the background. Big ideas I know but well see how much of it we actually accomplish. My only major engineering challenge comes from tryin to light the tank and keep dust/hair out of the water. Concept sketches to follow.
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Wow! Really excited! Love the idea of running water in a tank
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We figured out that we have to just use a pump for that and not a filter because both filters we be high-flow and I'd be sacrificing to much water flow. So both spray bars will still be uses to create water flow and the "water fall" will cause surface disturbance.
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We figured out that we have to just use a pump for that and not a filter because both filters we be high-flow and I'd be sacrificing to much water flow. So both spray bars will still be uses to create water flow and the "water fall" will cause surface disturbance.
Are you going to use filter media? Or how will you filter?
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Are you going to use filter media? Or how will you filter?
I have two canister filters that will provide all the filtration the water feature will just be for looks/ to help turn up the waters surface more.
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Do you really have to keep the filters running to keep the media alive? If the purpose of the media is to keep the good bacteria then it should be sufficient to just take it out of the canister and then keep the media wet (like in a bucket or something) and keep feeding it every so often.
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Do you really have to keep the filters running to keep the media alive? If the purpose of the media is to keep the good bacteria then it should be sufficient to just take it out of the canister and then keep the media wet (like in a bucket or something) and keep feeding it every so often.
I think the purpose of keeping them running is so you can feed the BB. If my tank was only down for a day or so I could just make sure the media was wet then it would be fine, but alas that isn't the case.
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