Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Gainesville, FL
Need a riparium compatible filter
I'm trying to convert my 40B into a riparium. It'll be ~50% full and have some emergent plants in suction-cup planters.
But I'm having a hard time figuring out which filter I could use. I just dropped $50 on a SunSun canister filter, but apparently all of the intake connections need to be below the water line for it to work...that is certainly not feasible. Now, no matter how hard I try to prime it, I cannot get the tubing to fill up completely with water because it's mostly just sucking air! I feel like an idiot...
Any suggestions? I'm having a hard time finding anything online. It doesn't need to be fancy, just something that can handle a fairly low bioload and provide some circulation/aeration.
Edit: a sponge/box filter would be cheap and easy, but I'd prefer something more elegant that doesn't take up needed floor space.
Last edited by jpappy789; 05-26-2017 at 09:17 PM.
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