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post #1 of 5 Old 03-19-2017, 07:26 AM Thread Starter
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AE Shop Trickle Filter

I'm looking to switch my current submerged Aquatop SP9UV filter to a trickle filter. I located one made by AE Shop online and wanted to know if anyone had exprience with it?

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post #2 of 5 Old 03-20-2017, 04:14 PM
no experience with that particular filter.

We did have one person in our old reef club the DIYed something similar from storage drawers from home supply stores. He seemed happy with it.

my .02

maintain Fw and marine system with a strong emphasis on balanced, stabilized system that as much as possible are self substaning.

have maintained FW systems for up to 9 years with descendants from original fish and marine aquariums for up to 8 years.

With no water changes, untreated tap water, inexpensive lighting by first starting the tank with live plants (FW) or macro algae( marine)

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post #3 of 5 Old 03-20-2017, 09:09 PM
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Looking at the link you provided, they compare their filter to a canister stating that the canister is not effective. That's clearly not true, so it makes me think the product isn't good enough to stand on its own. I mean, I'm sure it works fine, but the fact that they are propping up their product with a falsehood about canister filters tells me it's not as good as a canister. They also claim no water changes for 3 years?? Yeah, no. Doesn't come with any media either. Nail in the coffin is the fact that it's an EYESORE, but that just me. I don't have to look at your tank everyday

I would definitely look at a canister filter to replace that internal.

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post #4 of 5 Old 03-21-2017, 06:54 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks guys, definitely not the easiest on the eyes for sure. Trickle filters are very popular in Asia and I don't pay much attention to marketing gimmicks. Canister filters work well or else they wouldnt be sold.

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post #5 of 5 Old 03-24-2017, 06:40 PM Thread Starter
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Decided to get the aquatop AF canister filter instead. In the end the fugly Ness of the trickle filter killed it.

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