My DIY carbon filtration troff

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Decided to build troff off the idea I've seen Be4 by a fellow reefer.
Hoping this help clean the tank and Polish the water nicely.
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Gonna have to put the carbon in tights coz if the sump fills up from a power outage it's gonna push the carbon out and all over the sump.
 
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I like the idea! Maybe a fine grid over the top to prevent the overflow, guess you can use this for other media as well?
 
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Yes sure a grid would work 100%.
How to attach it to this design is the trick.
All it is, is a 50mm pvc pipe cut and then heated to flare open.drilled holes and a paper spine binder to hold it to the baffle.
Easly done.
But with a decent 3D printer you can do a killer one
 
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I've recently out all the carbon into a filter sock and laid it in the troff.
Good thing I did that, as the past 2-3 nights we've had power outages,coz some chop tried to steal cables from a substation and cooked himself and the substation.
 
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We also have lots off power outages during the day so I can't risk not having them in the sock, I once bought carbon in a media bag that had a hole in it, and a week later the carbon was Everywhere! And was a nightmare to get out again!!
 
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Such a ball ache.
@FrikkieVanDieVrystaat busy with a pod feeder, based on your design. Gonna do 2 or 3
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And just thought about sump for when I nurse a fish in my sump.but not sure if that's needed.got loads of pods in the sump
 
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That's great! I saw on Paul b's tread that he made a brine shrimp feeder for his mandarins with plastic cup and stocking, and thought that one could probably add tubing like my feeder and just drop in the shrimp eggs, but I don't know if they will sink, I've never tried hatching them
 

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