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Re: NFC: Another Filter/Aquarium Question
Hey people should use whatever works for THEM.
More important than what kind of filters you use is the maintenance on the
tanks. You can have $1,000 worth of filtration on your tank but if you
never do a water change a guy with an air-powered box filter could surpass
you in quality, longevity, and breeding success of fish.
Chris Hedemark - Hillsborough, NC
----- Original Message -----
From: "jake levi" <jlevi_us at yahoo_com>
To: <nfc at actwin_com>
Sent: Thursday, January 11, 2001 8:09 AM
Subject: Re: NFC: Another Filter/Aquarium Question
> Well everyone can disagree, Copernicus had the same
> problem :-)
> Actually I have done it for longer then I want to
> figure up, and had a couple big HOB also, this on a
> 75gal marine. Maintained excellent nitrite/nitrate
> numbers right along.
> Once the bio population is established it will
> itself at its own stable level.
> I have never seen serious documentation on either
> 'side' but I am very comfortable with having both
> kinds of filtration on larger tanks.
> --- Chris Hedemark <chris at yonderway_com> wrote:
> > Some would disagree with that, Jake. The line of
> > thinking is that a UGF
> > could starve the wet/dry filter of the wastes that
> > it *needs* to maintain
> > it's bacterial fauna.
> > Chris Hedemark - Hillsborough, NC
> > http://yonderway.com
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "jake levi" <jlevi_us at yahoo_com>
> > To: <nfc at actwin_com>
> > Sent: Thursday, January 11, 2001 7:43 AM
> > Subject: Re: NFC: Another Filter/Aquarium Question
> > > How large a tank? You could easily do both. There
> > is
> > > no contraindications on using both.
> > > jake
> > > --- Larry Needham <LBN at satx_rr.com> wrote:
> > > > Are undergravel filters a necessity? In large
> > tanks
> > > > can you get away with
> > > > just a gravity fed wet/dry system that just
> > pumps
> > > > the water back in the
> > > > tank? I'm designing and building a tank and
> > stand
> > > > that is enclosed at one
> > > > end so it can stick out in the middle of a room.
> > > > I'm running a pvc elbow in
> > > > near the top of the tank at the enclosed end
> > that
> > > > will run down to the
> > > > wet/dry.
> > > >
> > > > My concern is areas of stagnant water that an
> > > > undergravel filter would cure.
> > > > I plan on running the return line down the
> > length of
> > > > the hood and drop the
> > > > water back in at the other end of the tank. I'm
> > > > also debating to instead,
> > > > run the pvc return line down into the tank and
> > > > direct it from the bottom to
> > > > flow away from the enclosed end. Any input on
> > > > this...anyone?
> > > >
> > > > I using a Rio 3100 pump which will output about
> > 500
> > > > gallons/hr at 5 feet of
> > > > height ($50 on ebay). Should I go bigger than
> > one
> > > > inch tubing from inside
> > > > the tank to the wet / dry for that? Will 500
> > g/h
> > > > overflow the tank with
> > > > just a one inch escape?
> > > >
> > > > Any and all input is greatly appreciated.
> > > > Many thanks,
> > > > Larry
> > > >
> > > > BTW: I just bought two 4'x8' sheet's of plexi
> > for
> > > > under $250 total. It's
> > > > enough to make a 6 x 2.5 x 1.5 ~ 170 gallon tank
> > and
> > > > I'll be left with two
> > > > 4' x 2' sheets (front and back of a 100 gallon
> > > > tank). I'm making my own
> > > > Wet/dry filter out of 1/4" ($36 in materials
> > minus
> > > > bio-balls). I'll put
> > > > pictures of the project and process on a web
> > page
> > > > when it's done if anyone
> > > > is interested.
> > > >
> > >
> > >
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