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post #1 of 46 (permalink) Old 02-15-2014, 04:03 AM Thread Starter
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wet/dry filter

here is my proposed plan for new wet/dry filter that I'm planning to build , so i would like to know what you guys think. its basically cpr design with two more polishing foams baffles. it will be used on 90P tank (maybe 120P) and i planing to get cpr overflow box. dimensions are (LxWxH) 20.5x10x15 all the internal dimensions are not set yet but probably wet/dry will be around 10"x10" to keep this usable for bigger tank.
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post #2 of 46 (permalink) Old 02-15-2014, 04:31 AM
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I think it looks good. You've got to love the simplicity of a wet/dry sump.

That CPR overflow should give you a good bit of peace of mind too.
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hope fully that cpr overflow box won't loose siphon and flood my place. i wanted to go with bean overflow
but for now i will try this and see if i even like wet/dry filter set up
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hope fully that cpr overflow box won't loose siphon and flood my place. i wanted to go with bean overflow
but for now i will try this and see if i even like wet/dry filter set up
Didn't you get an Aqua-Lifter with it?
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yes i will get aqua lifter but even with that its not as safe as drilled tank. i like to get bean animal set up for its safety and quiet operation but for now cpr will have to do.
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I use a CPR and its always been good for me. Shrimp love going on a ride down it though.
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Jeff how did you fit a heater. i just realized that my chambers are sort of small for 200w submersible heater or do you have two smaller ones?
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Jeff how did you fit a heater. i just realized that my chambers are sort of small for 200w submersible heater or do you have two smaller ones?
Did this ever get built, I would like to see pics if it did cuz I work with acrylic an have my own idea for one but looken at how others are built helps me with the design an set up of mine.
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Did this ever get built, I would like to see pics if it did cuz I work with acrylic an have my own idea for one but looken at how others are built helps me with the design an set up of mine.
no, its in planning stage. what is your design if you don't mind sharing
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Drilled tanks are better, but I don't think you have too much to worry about with that CPR.
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no, its in planning stage. what is your design if you don't mind sharing
I got no drawings but for the time being exactly this. I do wanna add the 2 spray bars that I've seen them with but I really don't want anything real elaborate just simple, worse comes to worse ill use the acrylic for something else an jus buy another canister filter no big deal.
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that is a big one what size tank you planning to have? that is surely got enough room to fit one those long heaters
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that is a big one what size tank you planning to have? that is surely got enough room to fit one those long heaters
I'm just gonna have it on my 70gal for now but later maybe add another tank like a 90gal, or wait till later in the summer cuz I'm gonna build a 120 gal my 70 is about 1 year old so I wanna upgrade.
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There might be too great an emphasis on bio-media, not enough room for sponges, floss etc.
On a non-planted tank you would need lots of high quality bio-media, highly oxygenated and so on. But on a planted tank the plants are so much of the bio filtration that you can dedicate more space to mechanical and chemical media. The bacteria will live on these things, too, of course.

In your drawings and in the picture in post #12 there are large volumes that could be arranged just a bit differently.
Use the upper half for bio media, but under that set up the first of the mechanical media, a coarse sponge. Or use poret or matala mat style bio media which is also like a coarse sponge, the first in line of mechanical media.

I think I would make the two small chambers in the middle of your system a bit taller. More room for more media, again.
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