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Postby subha » Fri Dec 09, 2016 4:13 pm

Its been some time when i was planning to build a top filter for my 5 foot aquarium.
I have a sobo power head with capacity of 2500 Iph.
The 1st portion of this filter will act as a Trickle filter where rest of it will be a overhead sump.
The filter box dimensions would be 4 feet* 6 inch * 8 inch.
Top portion or the trickle filter box is a plastic box of dimensions 12 inch * 6 inch * 4.5 inch.
So here i request u all to evaluate my design and plz give ur suggestions.
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Re: Top filter

Postby rohitkundu » Sun Dec 11, 2016 2:16 pm

If you determined to add the 4" tower at the start i would recommend you to use pre-filters like bio balls or ceramic and not sponge,though the 4" of height wouldn't give u much trickling of the water.
I would suggest u to add another chamber and put some plants in it along with some clay balls as the media,this will ensure the plants stay put and will also aid the filtration.
Get better medias Like Seachem Matrix,you will be benefited
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