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Old 08-20-2002, 05:30 AM   #1
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Old 08-24-2002, 12:31 PM   #2
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That's a cool drawing of a cool contraption that I have thought about myself.

I wonder about the airpump - why and how does it fit in?

IMO I wouldn't drill as it will make it easier to move the entire thing.

Have you put one together yet?
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Old 08-31-2002, 02:07 AM   #3
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Its an air pump driven filter box minus the air pump. He uses the filter box for.......... filtering. One could probably run the hoses over the top and into the tank rather than drill holes in the glass.
By the way, What software did you use to draw that schematic?
I got a few ideas of my own that I'd like to post on the board.
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Old 09-01-2002, 08:13 AM   #4
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I was using the filter box without the air pump. That way you just fill it with whatever you want to provide some mechanical filtering (bunch of filter floss).

I just used Microsoft Paint to do that in.
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Old 09-02-2002, 02:41 AM   #5
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Microsoft Paint. COOL!!
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Old 09-20-2002, 03:32 AM   #6
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What size tank is that for?
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Old 09-20-2002, 03:37 AM   #7
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have you actualy made one?
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Old 11-24-2002, 10:40 PM   #8
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I made one for a crab tank I have, its similar, but not identical.

I was thinking about this and have re-designed the sump as a wet dry filter as well. I'll see if I can make a new diagram for you.
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Old 08-10-2003, 08:55 PM   #9
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I have to say that is a very cool drawing. You did that with microsoft paint? I was wondering how difficult that is to do something like that for the average un-artistic person like me.
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Old 08-10-2003, 10:04 PM   #10
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what does a sump filter do? does it also increase water capacity? for example i have a 5.5 gallon and if i do that does that mean i still use about 5 gallons water.
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Old 08-10-2003, 11:15 PM   #11
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A sump is place where you can shove most of your filtering equipment. It allows you have more space for them so you can also do many types of filtration in it. Best of all, it gives your main tank a nice "natural" look without any pumps, heaters or filters in the view. If you use gravity to get water into the sump, you have to watch out for browns outs, you might flood your floor =).
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Old 08-10-2003, 11:45 PM   #12
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is there anyway i can add water to my tank? for example i hav ea 5.5 gallon .. .can i turn it into a 20+ gallon with a storage container underneath? how would i do that? could i use that giant container for filtration too?
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Well, you could......

Theoretically the sump could be any size you wanted it to be. You could make a sump out of a big rubbermaid container or another aquarium. It would add stability to the system but if you had the money to build and make all of that you may as well but a larger aquarium.
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Old 08-11-2003, 12:23 AM   #14
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i don't want a large aquarium. the whole point is to have a nano.
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Old 08-11-2003, 10:49 PM   #15
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Can someone explain (with another simple paintbrush piece of art) how to do that if the tank can not be drilled? Is there some kind of overflow that will not get airlocked (easily)?
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