My DIY carbon filtration troff

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  1. madmatt

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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. DSC_0797.JPG DSC_0803.JPG DSC_0808.JPG


    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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    Very nice, hope it works out..

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    great work there.
     
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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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    Hey bud what carbon u using ?
     
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    Normal marine carbon from Wild on Pets
    Nothing special
     
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    Nicely done on the carbon troff
     
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    I did the same but wrapped it in a black stocking so the carbon doesn't get washed away
     
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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
    Main tank corner
    QT tank
    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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    My understanding is they will sink.
    Hope so.
     
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