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Old 01-09-2012, 04:54 PM   #11
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Ok so this is what I've managed to find.
First picture is what I think may work for my bio. Second two are my choices for the carbon. Since I'm trying to set this tank up mostly for discus I'm thinking of putting in two bios? Let me know what you think?
Also I found the boxes for the canisters that's the lid of them in the last pic. In case you want to look for them
My only request..if you end up at a plumbing place let them know it was the "missus" who came up with the idea to use them on her tank. lol!
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Old 01-12-2012, 05:55 PM   #12
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I'm planning on setting it all up this weekend. I've rounded up all the supplies I think I'll need and even told on myself to my hubby. He wasn't upset at all! He is actually excited about running the pipe for me. YAY! I still don't know if I should run two bio filters though, any feedback on that??
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always good to maximize the bio if you can IMO
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Old 01-12-2012, 06:12 PM   #14
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always good to maximize the bio if you can IMO
Thank you, do you think the filters I've found will work well? They're rated at 5 microns or should I use the ones rated for 10? I'm new to all of this and just trying to figure out the best way to set it up.
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Old 01-12-2012, 06:44 PM   #15
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Does that filter housing have a motor? If not, how are you going to power it?
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Old 01-12-2012, 07:08 PM   #16
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Does that filter housing have a motor? If not, how are you going to power it?
Good question! I completely forgot about that part until two days ago when I "told on myself" my husband figures we'll use a water pump we just have to figure out how much water we should be turning over in the tank per minute. Any ideas?
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Old 01-12-2012, 07:27 PM   #17
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Idk I was thinking, find out how many gallons per hour or minute you pipe/hose will syphin out of the tank, and use a motor rated slightly below that. But I have no idea if that's right.

And I found this picture of the cover of that filter. Does the water like flow in threw the outer part and sucked up threw the middle or what?
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Old 01-12-2012, 07:35 PM   #18
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As far as I know yes that's how it works. The water will come in from one side and fill the center of the filter pushing the water through the filter to be pushed out the other side. I haven't done a wet run, haven't even put the pieces together yet. So did you pick one up for yourself too? I was at my lfs and saw that they have pretty much the same set up I'm going for running one of their salt water tanks. Mine is costing WAY less though. Lol
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No, not yet. Just lookin on Internet. Idk where to get one around here. There's just Lowes, Walmart, and Tractor Supply Co. And none seem to have it on their websites.
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Old 01-12-2012, 07:48 PM   #20
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Do you have any plumbing wholesalers? Like wosely's? My husband said the canisters run between $10 - $40. The ones I have are $20each but that's also Canadian depending on where you live you could get an even better price.
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