removing filter

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  1. aminyassien

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    hi everybody,

    hope you are all fine .

    i would like to know how can i remove the external filter and install the sump.

    thanks in advance

    amin
     
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    dallasg Moderator MASA Contributor

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    have u got a sump already? or do you want to add one?
     
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    i will add one in couple of soon .
    should i remove the filter directly and add the sump or what ??
     
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    dallasg Moderator MASA Contributor

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    to add a sump you need to drill your tank to make an overflow, or one can purchase a ready made overflow.

    i would add the sump etc and when its running, move the pump to the sump until everything is working 100%
     
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    I removed mine within a day or two from adding the sump. I added some bacteria to the sump and also seeded it to kickstart the system.

    Dont know if that was right though ?
     
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    i already bought an overflow box and the bump waiting only for the glass sump
     
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    dallasg Moderator MASA Contributor

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    once your sump etc is running, move the filter to take in water from chamber 1 and return to your retrun chamber, leave it for a month or
    then use the filter for carbon and phos remover
     
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    thanks a lot

    but how can i use filter as a phos remover ?!
     
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    dallasg Moderator MASA Contributor

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    by adding phos remover, seachem phos gel etc to it, have u got a pic of the filter?
     
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    it can be done in my opinion....BUt for a phos remover the water needs to go SLOWLY through the media...most cannisters pump too quick so you will have to adjust the flow via those little valves...putting strain on the pump.
     
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    this is it

    2200 l/h with 5 w UV lamp
     
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    i would put the filter media in your new sump to start it, then fill the filter with carbon and use it as a return pump, that way wont waste it and save money, just remember to add a siphon break so when the pump stops etc it wont back siphon your tank
     
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    thanks for you all

    best regards
     
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    Hi AminYassan - try and get some ZEOLITE or ZEOLITH - then fill the external canister filter with this as well. This is said to remove phosphates, and ammonia, and act as a huge biological filter, if you can dose some extra bacteria to the water....

    The zeolite/zeolith are small little stones which is usually in a triangular / pyramid shape....
     
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    yes we have zeolit in egypt

    i will get it soon

    thanks a lot
     
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    Often the canister cannot handle head and there for make poor return pumps. They can be mounted below the tank if the intake and outlet are at similar levels. However if the intake is from the sump and the outlet to the DT, then it has to pump a head of at least 1m. Many won't handle this head as they are not designed for it. Best would be to use it as suggested with carbon but feed it from the sump and return back to the sump.
     
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