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RE: 225 Gallon multi species plan/questions

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Posted by: brien224 at Sat Mar 19 07:46:49 2011  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by brien224 ]  
   

Filtration
There seems to be almost too much information on filtration out there. I read a couple of truly helpful articles by DIY-ers and Austins Turtle Page. Combined, I have decided I need filtration strong enough for roughly a 1000 gallon tank. If this is different please let me know so I can plan/build accordingly. My plan is to do a mix of various types of filtration. I will buy the pump (looking at the lifeguard quiet one rated for 1000 GPH). Now the indecisive part. I simply cannot decide on the best option for the filtration itself. I am also looking at upkeep and costs. One choice so far is the pump mentioned above connected to a Magnum 350 Pro followed by 2 600 Lifeguard fluidized bed filters. Another option because I love the fluidized bed filters would be connect the pump to multiple home made filters. I would build my own fluidized bed filter and make it bigger, and also connect another home made fluidized bed filter or a home made canister filter. My thought on the design of the canister is to get a 5 gallon bucket with a watertight lid, drill 2 holes in the lid and fill the bucket with media of choice. Then run the lines in through the holes. Would this be a viable option? I can also do a combination of all of the above. I just know there is no such thing as too much filtration and I aim to go for that

And just some plants I have looked at and liked:
java fern
java moss
anubias species
amazon sword plant
aponogeton ulvaceous
aponogeton crispus
cryptocoryne wendtii red version
red ludwiga
anacharis

Any comments, suggestions, anything would be lovely! I have been writing down and saving every new bit of info I find that I plan on incorporating.

Thank you!!


   

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