I'm new to the entire aquarium fish keeping experience and after alot of reading around on forums and watching youtube video's i've decided to start my own aquarium DIY project.
PS: English is not my first language so excuse me for any errors in my grammar.. thanks
I personally feel alot more satisfied if i create something myself from the ground up than to buy something (which is usually overpriced) already made, from the store.
I bought myself a completely made from glass, table.. which looks like this
It's hardened glass and has the right thickness for the amount of water that's going to be going in.
I like the curves of the table and i'm going to be turning it on it's side so it serves as the front and sides of the tank.
For the back and bottom of the tank i'm going to be using some kind of wood and paint it black with liquid pond paint (don't know it's exact name)
I've made some sketches so you have an idea of what i'm trying to do.
The tank is going to be sitting on the ground and i'm planning to place the filtration on top of the aquarium, i want the water to be drained up through simple PVC piping attached to an inline waterpump that is sitting above the water level.. The filter itself is going to be a simple trickle system made from a rubbermaid storage drawer (something like this)
with holes on the bottom of each drawer
the filter will have 3 types of filter media, mechanical, biological and chemical..
and the filtered water will drop back into the aquarium
details about the contents of the future aquarium:
Freshwater planted aquarium with driftwood and some rocks..
5 or 6 Discus
X Clown loaches (not certain how many yet)
X Neon Tetra's (not certain how many yet)
Perhaps some other species in the future depending on how i do with these first
my question is.. what type of pump is best to use for this type of setup?
any link's and any advice at all would be greatly appreciated..
thank you for your time..