Wanting to start a biotope... - Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 2 Old 04-20-2008, 03:58 PM Thread Starter
New Member
 
Wanting to start a biotope...

Of a fast-flowing stream....somewhere. China, perhaps? Only problem, if it even is a problem, is the tank I'd like to do it in is a 48x18x18 drilled tank. Here's some pics









I've never done a biotope before but I'd really love to start one now, and on a fast-flowing stream. I've googled somewhat but it's mostly useless so far. My problem is, how can I incorporate a sump (most likely a 23Long tank) into this design, and if I can, what should the sump have and all that jazz too. I've also never used a sump before so maybe some diagrams and very detailed explanations would help me greatly. i.e. what pumps go where to what and what sump should look like w/ media and stuff.

I figured since that a chinese mountain stream (if thats what I decide to go, if there are other fast-flowing streams that I could replicate POST EM!) has mostly small fish, so the sump could almost entirely consist of biological filtration instead of masses of mechanical, right?

Anyway, yeah, basically what I'm saying is:

1) What equipment do I need for this biotope? Best filter, if I need one w/ the sump...idk, best powerheads, etc
2) Please help me out with this sump business, how do I construct, how do I set it all up etc
3) "Best" fast-flowing river/stream biotope to replicate

Remember, tank is 48x18x18 w/ those bulkheads drilled already. Thx a lot guys
FeroX is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 2 Old 04-21-2008, 05:34 PM
Member
 
fish_4_all's Avatar
 
With the bulkhead drilled, it looks like somewhere in the left side, you oculd set it up so the river flows toward it. I think it will help those thyat have experience with sumps to see more of the pictures at one time.

There is a Sump post in DIY that is pretty good but I couldn't find it. Must be one of those days.
fish_4_all is offline  
Reply

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Wanting to start a planted aquarium DanMarion Beginner Planted Aquarium 15 04-20-2010 01:40 AM
Wanting to start a cichlid tank and need advice... Bukooblunt Cichlids 4 03-29-2010 02:33 AM
Wanting to start a 10 gallon betta tank master1425 Beginner Freshwater Aquarium 4 03-15-2008 10:14 AM
Wanting to start really small aquarium. SeaSerpant Beginner Saltwater Aquariums 6 12-22-2007 03:43 PM
Wanting to start a nano-reef... Zephyr Beginner Saltwater Aquariums 11 03-17-2007 09:14 PM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome