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Old 07-04-2013, 04:17 PM   #1
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I am looking for a built in filter to go inside an existing tank. I need the tank to sit flat against the wall, but I don't want to have to pay for a whole new tank with a corner, or back filter. Please let me know if you can think of anywhere that sales just the filter unit. Thanks!
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Old 07-04-2013, 04:35 PM   #2
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Try thatpetplace.com they have some and you will get an idea of what your looking for.
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The tanks with built in filters are not that good to tell the truth

Most people I know that purchased them ended up cutting them out

A very good internal filter is the eheim 2252 you can add extra models to make it the height of your tank

Its a very good filter
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Old 07-04-2013, 06:06 PM   #4
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The tanks with built in filters are not that good to tell the truth

Most people I know that purchased them ended up cutting them out

A very good internal filter is the eheim 2252 you can add extra models to make it the height of your tank

Its a very good filter

With that said, what would be the best way to plumb a sump? In order to get it close to flat against the wall
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Old 07-04-2013, 06:13 PM   #5
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Drilling the bottom of your tank
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Old 07-04-2013, 06:26 PM   #6
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Drilling the bottom of your tank
Would that not compromise the strength of the tank?
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Old 07-04-2013, 06:32 PM   #7
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No. Thats how the majority of reef tanks are built. They have an overflow which leads into the sump

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That is the overflow which leads into the sump. Its a 1 inch hole on mine (top right of pic)
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This is the pipe from the overflow

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This is the whole sump. (Old pic)

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This is how clear the tank was. I was using a big pump in my 110g. Pushing 1200gph for cleanliness. Right now its set up for 2 oscars and a red eared slidder. Still crystal clear

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This is the pipe from the overflow

This is the whole sump. (Old pic)

This is how clear the tank was. I was using a big pump in my 110g. Pushing 1200gph for cleanliness. Right now its set up for 2 oscars and a red eared slidder. Still crystal clear
Thanks! That helps a lot
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