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Old 02-03-2012, 10:30 PM   #11
 
what i do and is pretty cheap
goto craigslist and buy another filter to throw on ur tank

pack it full of bio media

u can get a used fluval canister for like 40 around me
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Old 02-03-2012, 10:36 PM   #12
 
Reef Aquarium Filtration: AquaFuge External Hang-On Refugium
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Old 02-04-2012, 08:47 AM   #13
 
That looks really easy to make, might try a rudimentary one.
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Old 02-04-2012, 09:38 AM   #14
 
I'm with BrokenRules...

I think you may (like most of us!) be guilty of over thinking filtration.

If you already have a deep sand bed, lots of plants and a good, well maintained canister filter, you won't gain much, if anything, with what your thinking of doing.
If you're possessed with the idea, consider an AquaClear type HOB (or similar) filter filled with bio-media. As I stated previously in this thread, I have one filled with Matrix. The beauty of a dedicated bio-filter w/inlet pre-filter is that the bio-media can remain undisturbed nearly indefinitely. Much like the deep sand bed, this non-disturbance results in the best eco-system development and stability.

Btw, Did you know that the Aquaripure filter is filled totally with sponge material? Sponge material in combination with lower flow rates (the Aquapure operates at just a trickle) is an excellent platform for beneficial bacteria colonies.

Food for thought.
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Old 02-05-2012, 10:29 AM   #15
 
I'm not saying I need one, trying to start a product to sell, not for myself. My tanks have the adequate filtration.
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