My Discus Planted Tank Project
So I have had a good run with this tank in the past using 2x 35w canister filters, and upgraded to surface skimmers in the past to cut down the proteins on the surface. The power Bill is always high and I changed to LED Aquarium Tubes 6 months ago.
The Tank has had its fair share of problems and I invested recently in Reverse osmosis Filters. The purity of the water has improved the water quality 99%, and since I have had my overflow box I setup a flow system to feed the water into my tank around 12 hours a day.
Now I am going to reduce the running costs even further and have just finished setting up an overflow system to cope with the constant addition of my new Reverse osmosis system that is turned on when I want to clean the water.
I will be building a Sump from 4.5mm acrylic and running a good quality pump of 3000 liters per hour. At the moment my canister filters are hooked up the the bottom of my over flow box and the extra water escapes from my overflow box through a separate overflow I drilled myself , then goes through pipes to the back patio drain, and I plan on having an emergency overflow on my sump too in case of power failures or siphon breakages.
The biggest project ahead for me is the welding of the acrylic I have just ordered.
I plan on completing the project around April 20th and will update the progress continually.