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Old 10-07-2006, 09:51 PM   #1
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strange idea, using power filter.

While i was cleaning my tanks today i got an idea for my saltwater tank. let me run it by you... I wonder if i could take a power filter and pretty much take out the back and make it bigger. that way i could fill it with live rock or macro algae. the container i would be using to make enlarge the back of the filter is shallow only 4 inches deep but it is 1 foot square. once again its only an idea, but one that struck me as plausiable. what do you guys think?
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it would take some engineering to make sure that all the 'media' had proper flow-through, but I suppose it could work (although what you are suggesting sounds a biy large)...I have done Aquaclear 300s & 500s as refugiums full of rock rubble and macroalgaes, lit by small, clip-on compact flourescent lights.
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really my goal or inspiration for this idea is just to improve the water quality. and i was thinking that if i grew some plants in the filter that it would control the nitrate or nitrite problem that is common in saltwater tanks.
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Old 12-01-2006, 02:56 AM   #4
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I think that it would work w/ a little engineering to make the box bigger. Great idea!
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