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Old 09-29-2009, 12:49 PM   #1
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my HUGE tank project ;)

might be 2g, im not sure. i think its 1g though.



i wanted to put something besides feeders in this tiny little tank, but you really cant "filter" a tank this small. you can addan air pump, but even most sponge and box filters will take up most of the room in the tank. so i decided to go a little crazy with it, and build a HUGE wet/dry filter for it, just out of boredom, and for the fun of it

drilled the tank, and added bulkhead fittings

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then i threw this little filter thing together real quick to do a wet test.

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now to build a filter.
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Old 09-29-2009, 02:04 PM   #2
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That's the biggest sump to tank ratio I have ever seen. Hilarious.
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Old 09-29-2009, 02:10 PM   #3
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Actually,that was just something I put together real quick. I'm planning to build a wet dry that's at least 20g.
Right now its only running off a small wet/dry, maybe holing 3g with a 60x/hr turnover, and a 20x/hr re-filtration system inside the sump. Currently, my re-filtration system is more of a theory than anything, but I figure, AquaClear uses it... Mahzwell
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Old 09-30-2009, 12:34 AM   #4
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well, looks like im just going to do another quick 5g bucket wet/dry this time around. still have to find time to get to the hardware store and find a 20g container that is the right shape/size to fit under the tank.
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Old 09-30-2009, 12:38 AM   #5
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Heh. I had a plan to make a 10G display and a 30G sump. Funding never came up..
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Old 09-30-2009, 12:53 AM   #6
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yeah, my plan was a 1g display with a 30g sump. lol
right now, im just putting together a quick 5g bucket sump.

the beginning...

bucket... check.


pvc legs... check


eggcrate tray to suspend the media... check


now the hard part

put the legs in the bucket


cover with the eggcrate


yeah... that was tough. lol

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now i just need to fashion a driptray, and put the poly fill on top. oh and make a hole in the lid for a spraybar.
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So what are your stocking plans? lol
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i moved my little gsp out of his tank in the bathroom for now because i was testing the tank. i never got around to putting him back in the other tank.
im thinking saddleback lizard loaches and plants. theyre hillstream loaches, and will love the current in the tank.
besides that, the only other thing i could think of was maybe some gold nuggets, or some other dwarf pleco and some small pieces of DW.
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lol, this is funny. I don't think i would do it but it is still funny.
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yeah, this is what happens when i get bored, and have no current projects to work on. lol.
i do still have to make 2 75g stands for the tanks wasting away in my back yard. but that has to wait for the weekend, when i can pull out my tools again.
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