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post #504 of (permalink) Old 06-14-2013, 05:21 PM
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Here's my version of the Mattenfilter for a DBP "5B" 3.2gal tank. I didn't want to sacrifice space for an internal filter and I had all this extra glass (4 dividers & top) so, I built a glass sump and used a Rio+ 90 powerhead to create flow. The flow is directed by Fischer Chem 9mm lily pipes and (3) Fluval foam pads were used as filtering media. As an added touch, I placed a few Hemianthus glomeratus cuttings inbetween the foam pads at the surface to experiment with emergent growth.
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