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Old 07-13-2008, 11:37 PM   #1
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First of all my lady friend says i have to much time on my hands and i should go back to work ,im 66,my kids say its aulztimers ,the fact is i have this big ol den that is just 'there'.and i want to take about a 12'x17'x 20" deep part of it and turn into a fresh water tide pool,
and have the normal pond critters.at least every thing i can find in tn.
my questions are ,will a sand filter ,say 2 55gal drums of sand be enough .
and i had thought of having 200 gal of water dechorinating on the side.and will a water fall ,of sorts, put in enough air .or will i need more air.
i,m use to 75 and 100 gal, but 1400 gal i need some expert advice,
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Hey Bob, I use a single sand filter on a 1,400g sw at work and will get you the size tomorrow as I don't remember it off the top of my head. The waterfall should be able to provide enough aeration; however, depending on access to fresh air (considering it's a den) and the size/velocity of the waterfall via pump.
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When you say ' big ol den'... Is that a room in your house, as in 'I'll be in the den".. and convert 200 sq ft of that to a tidal pool with a waterfall.. inside?
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Was thinking the same thing.....could be really cool.....but my first two thoughts were weight and moisture control.
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amongst other things. If I even thought about it, I'd be sleeping with the fishes not the other way around
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An exhaust and dehumidifier would solve moisture problems.
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It would never solve it, it would be a never ending cycle... The dehumidifier removing the humidity then the evaporation replacing the lack of humidity, then ole Bob topping off the inner harbor.

Also wondering how to keep those 'normal pond critters' in the pond and outta the couch-n-stuff.

I must be missing something here.. or Bob is
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