Dendrobatez Posted November 29, 2014 Report Share Posted November 29, 2014 I got some 20g longs at the last $1 per gallon sale and other odds and ends laying around so I figured I would try something and turn the end 10-15% into the filter because I love canister filters but hate having them next to the tank and get annoyed trying to do maintenance on them. Here's some pics, this is just a first run, already finding things I would like to change for the next tank Using miracle gro organic soil with laterite capped with some finer gravel and then UP shrimp sand The undergravel I saw someone else do I think on here I used lava rock I think they used matrix 1st chamber is run by a hydroponic 160gph hydroponic pump with k1 2nd is more lava rock topped with a filter pad 3rd is not 100% decided yet, I think I'm going to throw a couple sponges on there with the heater and any kind of chemical filtration I chose later on The shelves I got off home depot for $60? Was about to go get some plywood for reinforcement until I saw that they didn't bow, needs another shelve on each unit for misc supplies I think and had to bolt it to the wall for stability Will need to be an airstone probably because with this set up there is little surface agitation, right in front of the pump in the tank portion would be a good spot to promote more water movement there. I'll be buying some lights next week so no plants for a little bit Timothylem, Edwardnah, Johnnydok and 2 others 5 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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