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11-11-2011 10:41 PM
HolyAngel
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Originally Posted by mordalphus View Post
Awesome! Thanks!
11-11-2011 09:46 PM
mordalphus http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/1589871-post14.html
11-11-2011 09:38 PM
HolyAngel Ooh do you have pics? And/or what you bought to make it? I want to make one for the 15gal when I get it up and running and have been interested in this but not sure what I'm doing lol
11-11-2011 09:24 PM
mordalphus
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So are you using a standard UGF plate or one of those PVC style tube ones with holes in it?

It's a tube one, homemade.
11-11-2011 09:07 PM
Senior Shrimpo
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Originally Posted by mordalphus View Post
Same pH as black coffee or bananas! It's not that strong of an acid
Lol I thought coffee was 6.5! Soda is like 2.5 and battery acid is like >1.
11-11-2011 08:46 PM
HolyAngel So are you using a standard UGF plate or one of those PVC style tube ones with holes in it?
11-11-2011 05:00 PM
1aqumfish In the old days UGF were tank killers using air stones and lift tubes, they work like a charm until they just get overwhelmed with muck and the tank crashes overnight. Then I think it was the salt people who figured out you could reverse the flow with a power head and not have a problem. The way you are doing it sounds optimal using the output of the filter to supply the UGF keeping the system clean and healthy. The old days were frustrating but they did have some things right.
11-11-2011 03:01 PM
madness
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It's so funny folks get hung up on what's not used anymore, like it was never any good. I have always liked the UGF and to me the ultimate hidden equipment tank would be a tank with a drilled bottom and a UGF with a ton of bio media.

mmm, coffee
What are you planning on keeping with your ancient filtration system - dinosaurs?
11-11-2011 02:00 PM
150EH It's so funny folks get hung up on what's not used anymore, like it was never any good. I have always liked the UGF and to me the ultimate hidden equipment tank would be a tank with a drilled bottom and a UGF with a ton of bio media.

mmm, coffee
11-11-2011 03:01 AM
mordalphus
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Originally Posted by GeToChKn View Post
Is that using tap or ro water? Thats freaky. lol. Thats like acid water.

Same pH as black coffee or bananas! It's not that strong of an acid
11-11-2011 02:37 AM
GeToChKn
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Donnie, I put seachem matrix over the ugf, its a biomedia.

And senior, I have a tank of just africana and a tank of just amazonia, a tank of just fluval stratum, they're all ph 5.
Is that using tap or ro water? Thats freaky. lol. Thats like acid water.
11-11-2011 02:29 AM
dxiong5 Cool projects, that's a neat UGF and Purigen reactor.
11-11-2011 01:29 AM
mordalphus Donnie, I put seachem matrix over the ugf, its a biomedia.

And senior, I have a tank of just africana and a tank of just amazonia, a tank of just fluval stratum, they're all ph 5.
11-11-2011 01:22 AM
doonie Do you use a screen or any thing over the pvc or just add your substrate ?
11-11-2011 01:17 AM
Senior Shrimpo
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Not having any problems with shrimp in low pH, something about aquasoil and my tap water = 5 pH. Even if I dump a cup of baking soda in the tank, its back to 5 the next day.
Poor you lol. I really want a lower ph in my tanks. I'm curious though, wouldn't africana just lower your ph even more?

That's such a cool setup! I fully appreciate how awesome it is. Ugfs are pretty cool too. And I vote you get some PRL because they are just completely snazzy.
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