Salt water in storage filtration plant

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  1. goodisor

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    Hi all.Im thinking of setting up a system to store about 10000l of NSW. What would be a good filtration system to set up to keep the water circulating and to rid of any undersirables,lavae,etc
     
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    Goodisor - How about what they do at 2 Oceans aquarium:
    1) HUGE HUGE water container drums filled with different sizes sand particles/crushed coral
    2) some drums filled with decent activated carbon

    Then the water is pumped from the one (the roughest/biggest particles) to the last drum with the smallest particles, and then absolute lastly, the drum/s with the activated carbon - in such a way you get the most pure/cleanest (with the least particulate matter) NSW to use in your reef tank/s.....
     
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    hmmmm! Sounds good. So i could have drums 1,2,3&4.In 1 is the NSW,2 is the rough filter(sand/coral),3 is say filter floss and 4 the carbon.And then a pump say 3000 t0 5000L/h. all the drums inter connected so we pump from 1 to 2 which flows through 3 and 4 and back to 1 in a continuous circuit. Maybe put a UV in somewhere inbetween for good measure............make sense??? [​IMG]







     
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