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PostSubject: Trickle filter   Thu Mar 08, 2012 2:28 am

Ok guys,

My new tank is on its way

The cabinet is made and is in the process of being stained and the tank is on the way to the shop cheers

Once it gets to the shop I am having an overflow box put in as well as a return hole drilled so i can run the filters without the need for the pipework being in the tank.

I have 2x 2217s on the current tank which this one is going to replace however i am planning something a bit different scratch

I am thinking of running a trickle filter on it rather than both the 2217s. I will run one 2217 off the trickle filter but the second one will be sold with the 4ft tank. The issue is that I know of very few people who have ever used one of these filters before. We use them in the shop and they work really well there but for the home aquarium im not too sure. The biggest advantage for me at the moment is that it gets the heaters out of the tank and out of the way of the big playful oscars who are well known for breaking heaters and zapping themselves Sad

Here is a link to someone selling the same filter so you can see the design

http://www.perthcichlid.com.au/forum/index.php?showtopic=22000

so, does anyone have any experence with these filters? The pump is 4000 l/h which combined with the 2217 is heaps of filtration Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Trickle filter   Thu Mar 08, 2012 7:09 am

sounds exciting doug. dont forget the pics Smile . regarding the oscars and heating, how bout an inline heater?
http://www.aquariumproducts.com.au/catalogue_products.php?prodID=3236&catID=7

The trickle filter looks cool but how bout simply converting a 3ft into a sump?

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PostSubject: Re: Trickle filter   Thu Mar 08, 2012 11:31 am

cheaper to do the trickle filter. costed a sump out at about $400 with all the trimmings etc. The trickle filter is $300rrp so i can get it cheaper cos i work at the shop.

I'm not getting the tank straight away, I set a goal so it will sit at the shop til i hit my goal and then i can bring it home...its going to be torture!!

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PostSubject: Re: Trickle filter   Fri Mar 09, 2012 10:36 am

you can get the trickle pretty cheap, sounds good. Offtopic but what do you plan to keep besides the oscars? giant clown loaches? Cool
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