[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]
I have made several differing designs. All my tanks have some sort of
plant filter. In a couple of my tanks it is simply a plant growing in
the overflow. But for two of my tanks I built a Plexiglas box, filled
it with lava rock (little red porous pebbles) and inserted a spray
bar. The one for my 92-gallon corner tank is triangular in shape and
sits right over the built-in overflow and drains into it. My original
is rectangular and hangs on the back of my 55-gallon. The output from
the sump is split with part going direct to the tank and a small
portion going to the plant filter's spray bar. The output from the
plant filter drops into a home made CO2 reactor and then into my UV
filter and finally back into the sump.
There is a picture of this online at
Feel free to write if you have any questions.
Alan in Napa
PS In box type plant filters I use either Peace Lilies or Dumb Cane.
Birds Nest ferns work well in overflows --- in particular the
--- StripMime Report -- processed MIME parts ---