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Old 03-29-2010, 01:07 PM   #1
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Waterfall question

So I want to build a paludarium and I have some questions.

On one side of the tank I plan on putting a small water pump, on the other side I want the waterfall. The water will be flowing like a real stream. My queation is, how should I filter this water? There wont be much water, maybe 10-20 gallons.

I was looking at those Duetto filters but most product reviems say they suck. I also thought about a HOB but the water wouldnt be high enough for the min water level. A canister is alittle out of my budget rght now.
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check out this thread thoughts on paludarium/river tank

they make filters for turtle tanks that will work in very shallow water, they're usually hidden in some sort of rock like thing. might check something like that out. an internal filter would be another option... wouldnt need but 8" of water for one of them
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Thanks mfd. I was making my design way too complicated.
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I just found a great little filter that would also eliminate the need for a water pump. Its a Microclean 316 internal filter.
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Make your own. One of my favorite kind of tanks are the half land and half water as i dable quite a bit in herps. But i also am really interested in river tanks. I use this design with pvc.





Above is the design i use on river tanks.



I came up with a design for your tank just a weaker pump.

Cheap and works well. And the sponge or media will filter and will house good bacteria. Hide it with plants or rocks.
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Wow, thats awesome. Thanks!
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Hey lowryder,
what part of Jersey you from? I am stationed at Ft Monmouth up by red bank.
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Red Bank! Jay and Silent Bob lol

Im from belvidere up in warren county
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