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bearwithfish 08-16-2010 01:43 PM

just a trickle filter question
hey there i know i dont jump into the fresh water side often but i need a little advice..
i scored a great deal on a 55 gallon and a 20 long
my intention is to turn the 20 long into the trickle filter for the 55
i am using a sterilight 3 drawer container and the set up is as follows
top will be filter pad
middle cut straws and plastic scrubbers (they work great in these from what i have read and i have used them in submersibles with great success)
the bottom will be for running a bag of carbon when needed
then the water will pass into the 20 long and out to the return pump

my question is should the carbon drawer be submerged or just above water level???

MoneyMitch 08-16-2010 06:03 PM

The carbon will work either way under water or with the water passing through it. Either way its going to filter out odd colors and smells and take out meds the same if it were underwater.

bearwithfish 08-17-2010 06:50 AM

thanks man that what i was hoping ..... last night i got all the drilling done and gave everything a test run and it works great... just need to make the in tank stand to keep it at the 6.5"mark where i want it and it will be all set... i think a trip to the Dollar store is in order LOL....

bones14 08-17-2010 08:36 AM

What do you plan on doing with the 55?Post a pic of the filter set-up when you get it done if you don't mind...well the whole set-up would be great too.

bearwithfish 08-17-2010 10:28 AM

this is going to be a guppy heaven!!!!!! we have a bunch of taks running and want to move some of the stock around... putting the guppies in here will be really cool for what we want it to look like we may also add in some neon tetra's for further color and movement in the tank.... sure i can do some pix give me a day or two as we are very busy with things at this point....

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