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post #16 of 189 (permalink) Old 11-28-2011, 06:41 AM Thread Starter
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I use mosura mineral plus when i have it, when I don't, I use either remineraliz-p from brightwell aquatics, or kent's RO right.
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post #18 of 189 (permalink) Old 11-28-2011, 06:52 AM Thread Starter
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What substrate did you use?
my first time using akadama double red line
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I like the UG filter. Never attempted to do a setup like this before.
Interested in seeing how it turns out :^)

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I use mosura mineral plus when i have it, when I don't, I use either remineraliz-p from brightwell aquatics, or kent's RO right.
That's actually really smart. A bottle of Mosura Mineral Plus 100mL costs $15 while the alternative Kent's and Brightwells Aquatic products is more cost effective. More bang for your buck!

I think I'm going to buy some to test use since I'm strap for cash...
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How big are the holes in the UGF? How many and what's the spacing between them?
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How big are the holes in the UGF? How many and what's the spacing between them?
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As far as the UGF is, the first row (closest to the inlet) the holes are 2 inches apart, I used a 4mm drill bit. The second row (farthest from inlet) are 1 inch apart, in a hope to equalize the input throughout the entire filter. I have 3 of these homemade filters and I'm quite happy with the performance of all 3. I have had absolutely no clogs in the last 6 months, and no slowdown of performance either.

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Is this another one?!?!? I see you're using Akadama this time. I'm going to have to check it out one of these days. We still have to hook up...got something for ya! You and Nick make me want to set up a new tank....maybe after the holidays....

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post #24 of 189 (permalink) Old 11-29-2011, 05:33 AM Thread Starter
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yep, my last one I'm redoing. Don't worry though, I'm probably going to be setting up 4-5 10 gallon tanks pretty soon.
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yep, my last one I'm redoing. Don't worry though, I'm probably going to be setting up 4-5 10 gallon tanks pretty soon.
Dang, already planning on setting up new 10 gallons, crazyyy.
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post #26 of 189 (permalink) Old 11-29-2011, 07:06 AM Thread Starter
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I kinda have to, for my business, but it doesn't break my heart having to do it :P
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Sorry to be a pest but do you mind sharing the diameter of PVC pipe used?
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1/2 inch pvc
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1/2 inch pvc
Thanks.

You got a patent pending on the AquarLiam UGF pipe system?
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lol, nope, free for anyone to build and use, that's why i wrote this up!
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