Joined: Mar 04, 2005 Posts: 11 Location: Missouri, USA
Posted: Tue Nov 08, 2005 8:49 pm Post subject:
Its been a while but I have finished my Filter.
I don't have an overflow box or anything as of yet but only use the filter while I am at home in the room....Good thing.
I used a 10 Gallon Aquarium divided into 4 Chambers. It is very similar to one I seen in this forum. The first chamber I used Bricks, the next I used white gravel and the last filter media chamber I used medium coarse sand. Since my filter is under my tank the last or 4th chamber is where I placed my pump.
The only problem with the filter is it overflows out of my first chamber and gravity I assume is supposed to pull it down through the 2nd chamber then flow up thru the sand; however, alot of the water flows over the 2nd partition instead of being pulled down thru the 2nd chamber.
I rebulit it twice thinking the gap at the bottom of the 2nd partition wasn't large enough the first time making the gap about 1 1/2" to 2" Gap. It works better but it still has alot of water that runs over instead of down thru the media.
I also learned that you get what you pay for. Ipurchased a 525 gph powerhead for the pump. It cost me about $30 but I have sent it back to the manufacture once already and after receiving it back it still stops pumping at any time.
The manufacture is Commodity Axis......I would recommend that no one purchase their products.
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