09-30-2012, 05:20 PM
| || | new idea for undergravel filter?
Im new to posting so I think I posted this as a reply to someone else's thread earlier, so I appologize for if you've already seen this. I have been out of the fish scene for about 17 years, and alot of things have changed. I just started up a 36 gallon bow front and insisted on undergravel filtration. I discovered this forum (You all have taught me so much just by reading through other threads) and see where this type of filter has pros and cons. Here is my experiment: I made a reverse flow powerhead out of a standard powerhead, a couple of o-rings,and repositioning the head over the uplift tube. Since bacteria need O2, I partially opened the air valve to shoot air into the downlift tube resulting in a bit of air bubbles escaping through the gravel bed. I would thimk this a nice system,but I would appreciate some feedback. I'm also running an Aqueon 55 power filter, and a Marineland 150 Bio-Wheel.
Would appreciate any and all comments,suggestions,critiques,etc.