under SAND filter

Postby smiley » 2006-07-26 13:22

quick question for you all

can i use a under gravel filter, under sand?

i wouldnt of thought i could as the sand would be too fine and it could clogg the filter up
any in put would be usful
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Postby Mick e. t. » 2006-07-26 15:02

Simple answer is no. Reason; even with the use of a gravel tidy (which would have to be of a very fine mesh) the sand would in fact become compacted due to the force/suction of the water being drawn through it. :tup:
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Postby smiley » 2006-07-26 21:59

ah thanxx a lot mike,
sorry just realised i put ths in the rong section lol

looks like im doing a swap to gavel then, unless i actually use the glass fillter set up on the tank...

b.t.w has anyone alse got a tak like mine i.e with a separate little compartment at one end were you set up a u.g.f in there then the water some how fitlers throght the filter matter thn bk into the tank? i think thats how it works lol

sorry for the long questions :D
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Postby Mick e. t. » 2006-07-28 16:49

Any chance of a picture or three :tup:
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Postby smiley » 2006-08-01 18:12

sorry bout no reply for a while - no camara to get the pics

firstly, the water goes through the small hole at the bottom corner into the first 'chamber', witch would be full of filter media (that i havent bought yet)

<a href='http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g215/smiley-1988/glassoo2.jpg' target='_blank'>http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g215/smi...88/glassoo2.jpg</a>

then it would flow over into the second chamber, wich has got a under gravel filter in there(with only the u.g.f filter plates on he floor of the tank in that section)

<a href='http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g215/smiley-1988/glassoo4.jpg' target='_blank'>http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g215/smi...88/glassoo4.jpg</a>

then it would flow back over into the main tank.
sorry it quite hard to explain without all the bits and peaces, but from what i gather, you hardly ever have to clean the filter media out.
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Postby Indigo Blue Fish » 2006-08-01 19:24

Oh ok - it'd be like a sump system?
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Postby smiley » 2006-08-02 14:14

erm sort of like a sump, yes ,but its build into one end of the tank
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Postby Indigo Blue Fish » 2006-08-02 14:57

That's very clever! ^_^
Lol - even hard-of-thinking Me gets that! :P

You must let us know how it goes - I can't say I've heard of such a system...
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Postby Mick e. t. » 2006-08-03 00:58

Gona be cheeky and ask for that third photo [lol1] and just one more, could you make/take it as a full front view of the tank as I am sure it is something like the tanks I used to build many years ago :tup:
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Postby smiley » 2006-09-01 16:11

SUPER SORRY

that i haveent got one for you yet mike, just havent had my camara yet agian! :mad:
ill try my best to get a desent front on picture for ya tomorow :tup:
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Postby Mick e. t. » 2006-09-03 19:53

SUPER HURRY :lol1: cant wait!
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Postby smiley » 2006-09-03 20:27

ha right!!!
this is when i first got the tank
<a href='http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g215/smiley-1988/DCFC0019.jpg' target='_blank'>http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g215/smi...88/DCFC0019.jpg</a>
and as for this one , you can just about see everything there is at the 'business end' :P

<a href='http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g215/smiley-1988/glassfilter001.jpg' target='_blank'>http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g215/smi...ssfilter001.jpg</a>
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Postby KittyKat » 2006-09-12 21:22

How's the tank going now? Filled it yet? :P
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Postby smiley » 2006-09-14 12:23

nope still empty, im waiting for my dad to help me put the desk/stand together properly
heres a sneek preveiw into what it will look like,
<a href='http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g215/smiley-1988/deskproject.jpg' target='_blank'>http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g215/smi...deskproject.jpg</a>

cant wait to get it filled tho :woot:
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Postby KittyKat » 2006-09-14 12:25

That's a pretty damn good idea ;) just be careful with the weight... you'll need some legs for the tanble :lol:
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