Filtration system help please

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  1. Dikdaan

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    Filtration help please
    Hi all

    I am planning the new setup... So would like some advice on the filtration.
    I will be running a DSB and want to run a ATS. There will also be a skimmer in the sump and some LR. I want to run some Carbon as well...

    1. Is the filtration system good?
    2. How does the carbon filtering work?
    3. Bioball Chamber with filterwool before it to block Detruis, wil this work?
    4. Any other additional filter media or ideas that I need?
     
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    Neil H Moderator MASA Contributor

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    hi, see some answers in blue above
     
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    Thx Niel!! I will try and draw a pic of the sump i have in mind and then get your comments on it...
     
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    butcherman Moderator MASA Contributor

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    I'm with NeilH, ditch the bio balls and make your DSB as big as possible!
    Can run the ats over the dsb if your limited for space.
    Will you be running the charcoal all the time?
     
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    Im not sure how the charcoal thing works... thats why i am asking... The space i will have for the sump is 1800 X 600 and about 1000 high
     
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    its best to run it in a reactor and change it ever 2 weeks or so.
     
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    Do I need a separte chamber for the reactor?
     
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