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What type of filter is it???
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dumbfrog
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PostPosted: 2003.07.09(Wed)5:34    Post subject: Reply with quote

OK I understand what you trying to say...but...I think it would be a whole lot easier and simpler if you made a normal DIY trickle filter. Where the water exits the tank via an overflow. That way its gravity fed, you don't need a pump like you were suggesting and you don't have to worry about making that UGF plate.

(A sump is the small tank under the trickle filter that collects the filtered run off water and is then pumped back up to the main tank)
....and your gonna have to use a vacum to clean your gravel, the fish crud aint gonna dissapear! Maybe you could stir up your gravel every once and a while to let the filter suck it all up...hope I helped. Cool
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PostPosted: 2003.07.09(Wed)5:44    Post subject: Reply with quote

so oviously if your going to suck debris through the gravel your gonna need a high flow rate going through the gravel so you aint gonna have any luck growing plants as UGF's already disturb plant roots, and your flow rate is gonna be a lot faster then any nomral UGF.
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