Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > General Aquarium Forums > General Hardware/Equipment Discussion
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
Old 11-08-2011, 03:09 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice FINatic
manbeast's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: pennsylvania
Posts: 916
hybrid filter

I'm looking for some input on an idea I recently had involving the filters on my 90gal. fw , I had been running a sump designed for a 75 and a Rena xp3 cannister while my tank was fully stocked but cut back to just the cannister when I moved most of my stock to a recently aquired 150, but the stock in my 90 is now mostly guppies breeding quite successfully so it occured to me that instead of running the cannister and the sump with an external pump perhaps I could graft the two together by taking the outlet from the sump and connecting it to the intake of the cannister. my one concern is that I think the effectiveness of the cannister may rely heavily on the syphon action of its intake to help reduce the power needed for the return line, with gravity starting the water movement the pump only needs to be strong enough to keep the motion going where as with the hybrid setup it's basically pulling from a resevoir without the benefit of gravity. just thought I'd throw the idea out there and see what others might think

manbeast is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-08-2011, 04:14 PM   #2
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 2,667
Keep them separate, and run both.

Fishguy2727 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-08-2011, 04:29 PM   #3
Aquarium Free - 2+ Years
mfdrookie516's Avatar

POTM Champion
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Winchester, Ky
Posts: 19,409
Most canister filters work off of gravity... in a sense. As you pump water up to the tank, it comes back through the intake in to the canister from the tank. If you hooked it in to a sump, you would get, at best, really low flow. Most likely, it would burn the pump up from being overworked. I'm not sure of any canisters that actually pump in, but I know the XP3 doesn't.

"What, exactly, is the internet? Basically it is a global network exchanging digitized data in such a way that any computer, anywhere, that is equipped with a device called a 'modem', can make a noise like a duck choking on a kazoo." - Dave Barry
mfdrookie516 is offline   Reply With Quote


Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Replaced some filter media skiweeangel Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 3 11-08-2011 09:22 AM
help with canister filter PLEASE heathers_hounds General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 17 11-05-2011 05:14 AM
Quick question Regarding Marineland Power Filter Convict2161 General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 9 10-21-2011 05:10 PM
How to fast cycle with an API NEXX filter (or any filter)) zparticle Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 8 09-11-2011 08:36 AM
Ati hydro sponge filter Ant329 General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 2 07-05-2011 11:57 PM

» Photo Contest Winners

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:29 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.