Filter behind a filter?
Planted Tank Forums
Your Tanks Image Hosting *Tank Tracker * Plant Profiles Fish Profiles Planted Tank Guide Photo Gallery Articles

Go Back   The Planted Tank Forum > Specific Aspects of a Planted Tank > DIY


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-01-2013, 07:42 AM   #1
jamntoast
Planted Member
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: canada
Posts: 220
Default

Filter behind a filter?


So I'm planning a major overhaul on my 90 gallon. The plan is to put a curved hamburg matten filter in the left back corner, this will allow me to hide a bunch of equipment back there, and then I plan to cover the whole thing with a DIY fiberglass background. My question is, once that is all installed, would I be able to run another sponge filter in the space behind the hamburg filter? I have read that only the first few cm actually do the bio filtration on the hamburg model, but if there is nitrate in the water column wouldn't a second filter work still? Thanks.
jamntoast is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 10-01-2013, 08:43 AM   #2
scotty b
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
PTrader: (2/100%)
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: denver Colorado
Posts: 966
Default

i think it would add extra bio-filtration
scotty b is online now   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-01-2013, 01:55 PM   #3
Gecko
Algae Grower
 
Gecko's Avatar
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Hong Kong
Posts: 74
Default

I think it will be extra filtration too. But my opinion is, you must give the outflow pipe of "behind filter" to inside the tank, not inside the "behind area"

Sorry for my broken English but i hope you understand
__________________
Turkish boy from Hong Kong...
Gecko is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-01-2013, 03:00 PM   #4
aparker
Planted Member
 
aparker's Avatar
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Twin Cities
Posts: 265
Default

I agree, throw the sponge filter in and work out an elbow to direct water back into the tank for maximum circulation
__________________
Tanks in progress: 14 'Iwagumi' (Cherries, bamboos, otos), 5.5 Desk 'Riparium' (Betta, Cherries)

FINNEX CLUB MEMBER #99571!
aparker is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-01-2013, 06:01 PM   #5
jamntoast
Planted Member
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: canada
Posts: 220
Default

yea that is kind of the plan, i was planning on having a pump behind the filter running into the main tank part creating the pressure difference. i'll be sure to create a journal of the project once i actually get started
jamntoast is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply

Tags
diy, filter, hamburg

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Planted Tank Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 09:00 PM.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright Planted Tank LLC 2012