filter enquiry

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  1. sharki

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    hey guys i would like to find out i got a filter size 126cm x 65cm x 85cm (lwh) that is the wet and dry part and the anerobic part is 150cm x 50cm x 45cm (lwh) its got about 170kg coral gravel just for the filter what would the estimate filtering capacity be how many tanks could you run on this, or one big tank size? cause i think this is to big for my purposes.:biggrin:
     
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    It sounds BIG
    Got a photo?

    Wet and dry sounds like bio-balls section. Old school.
     
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    it is big i got pics but it does'nt want to upload it says the pics are to big and it does'nt use bio balls it uses coral gravel the whole filter to keep ph stable
     
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    photo size must be under 175k.
    Resize the pixel ratio.

    Anyway the sump is almost 3m long? Is it one big tank or two parts?
    I doubt is you need that much crushed coral. As sea sand or aragonite or play sand particle size is a lot smaller and will be a lot better to use in the anerobic part.
    The coral gravel is normally the size of Rice Crispies. Another question, how deep is the coral gravel.
    DSB with sand should ideally be 150mm deep. Bigger particle sizes must be deeper to give the same effect.
     
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    i have uploaded the images but i dont know where you will see it
     
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    the depth is about 30cm in the anaerobic section and about 20 in the aerobic
     
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    i have uploaded the images but i dont know where you will see it
     
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    thank u sukkeld a bit :)
     
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    is this one whole filter system????????
     
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    if the top is used for aerobic bacteria you will be able to brake pta surige amonia down boet:p
     
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    Jeeeeeeeeeze !!!!

    Someone has to explain this logic to me ......

    wtf ?????????
     
  17. sharki

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    did i say it was big ;)
     
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    what did u wana know bout the filters?
     
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    yes it is one filter system but you can used individualy but not advised and part of the logic is that with the amount of coral gravel you ph is guaranteed to stay very stable as is needed in reef tanks
     
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    so does any one know how much this will filter
     
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    please explain how the filter works..... i.e. flow of water throught the system......

    did you buy this system????

    is this like some new cutting edge filter system or some resurected old school system????
     
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