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PostPosted: Sat Jul 18, 2015 9:57 am Post subject: Re: Best filtration for a big planted tank - 36x36x18 inches Reply with quote

 Thanks  Andrew.  Can  you  suggest  me  a  good  source  to  buy  one?  Also,  please  clarify  me  about  the  level  of  performance,  maintenance,  durability  &  and  other  features  of  both  models.  Which  one  is  more  Reliable  and  has  a  better  life  to  do  the  job?!
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 18, 2015 1:42 pm Post subject: Re: Best filtration for a big planted tank - 36x36x18 inches Reply with quote

 Hi,
 
 performance  wise  both  are  good  only  and  yes  eheim  has  brand  value  only  difference  i  see  is  the  inlet  and  outlet  pipe  quality  is  cheap  plastic  in  sunsun  but  in  eheim   they  use  good  quality  acrylic  tubes  but  that  doesn't  make  any  big  difference.  i  have  both  eheim  and  sunsun  filters  where  both  does  good  job.  even  sunsun  filter  runs  quiet  when  voltage  drops  but  eheim  doesn't  and  maintenance  is  upto  the  person  i  usually  clean  my  filter  once  in  every  45  days.
 
 but  if  you  face  any  issue  in  filter  like  if  your  impeller  or  shaft  or  tray  broken  ehiem  gonna  cost  you  a  bomb  do  check  in  ebay  for  eheim  parts  price.  but  i  even  used  boyu  1400L/h  internal  filter  impeller  in  eheim  which  works  good  so  im  not  worried  if  any  of  eheim  parts  break  Chuckle   
 
 And  life  of  canister  is  up  to  the  person  how  they  use  it  and  you  can't  judge  this  in  any  electronic  product,  don't  pack  too  much  in  filter  always  follow  manufacture  weight  and  quantity  of  media  to  use  inside  filter  and  clean  it  regularly  not  only  media  your  impeller  too  it  will  work  for  years  Smile      
 
 Below  is  the  link  for  sunsun  better  buy  from  umino  they  are  cheap  do  call  them  before  ordering  and  tell  them  to  send  in  bus  so  you  will  get  next  day  itself  and  it  comes  without  media  so  you  should  buy  media  separate.  All  together  with  media  will  come  max  5500-6k,  better  get  coarse  filter  pad  with  it  which  you  can  reuse  for  years.  and  whatever  fine  filter  pad  comes  with  sunsun  take  it  out  let  me  explain  you  better
 
 in  most  of  the  filter  water  goes  down  and  it  will  come  up,  so  while  coming  up  the  filter  does  filtration  for  better  filtration  follow  the  below  points
 
 last  tray  -  keep  ceramic  rings  which  will  act  like  mechanical  filtration
 3rd  tray  -  keep  2-3  piece  coarse  foam  and  top  use  the  fine  foam  comes  with  filter,  mostly  fine  foam  can  be  used  only  once  or  twice  so  you  need  to  replace  2-3  months  once  or  whenever  you  clean  it.
 2nd  tray  -  keep  biological  filter  media  it's  up  to  your  choice  to  use  the  media  you  can  use  seachem  matrix,  eheim  substrate  pro  or  other  media  i  have  given  some  link  below  please  note  all  do  the  same      job  nothing  like  seachem  or  ehiem  or  ada  does  superior  job  only  thing  you  need  good  porous  in  your  media  for  bacteria  colony  to  form  thats  it.  and  most  of  them  think  bacteria  forms  only  in  filter  no  it  forms  everywhere  in  your  tank  
 1st  tray  -  again  some  media  with  activated  carbon  or  seachem  purigen  and  top  cover  with  fine  filter  foam.  activated  carbon  is  good  thing  to  use  in  your  filter  all  time  which  will  absorb  any  impurities  in  your  water  or  you  can  use  seachem  purigen,  but  activated  carbon  life  will  be  max  for  70-90  days  only  after  that  you  need  to  replace  it.  just  use  a  palm  size  more  than  enough.  below  is  video  also  for  your  reference.
 
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=szrUlHTW5Zo
 
 http://umino.in/aquarium-accessories-external-filter/696-sun-sun-external-canister-filter-hw-304a-out-side-filter-for-sale-umino-online-chennai-india.html
 
 http://www.ebay.in/itm/Sunsun-Outside-Filter-HW-304A-Fish-Tank-Filter-Canister-Filter-/191618068731?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_203&hash=item2c9d53b0fb
 
 coarse  foam  filter  pad:
 
 http://umino.in/aquairum-accessories-filter-media/109-white-blue-green-mat-sponge-filteration-for-fish-tank-for-sale-umino-online-chennai-india.html
 
 http://aquashoppe.in/equipment/aquarium-filtration/media-accessories/biomatte
 
 ceramic  rings  :
 
 http://www.ebay.in/sch/i.html?_odkw=aquarium+filter+foam&_osacat=0&_from=R40&_trksid=p2045573.m570.l1313.TR5.TRC0.A0.H0.Xaquarium+ceramic+rings.TRS0&_nkw=aquarium+ceramic+rings&_sacat=0
 
 http://umino.in/aquairum-accessories-filter-media/132-white-ceramic-filter-ring-for-sale-umino-online-chennai-india.html
 
 http://umino.in/aquairum-accessories-filter-media/218-red-ceramic-ring-for-sale-umino-online-chennai-india.html
 
 Biological  Media  :
 
 http://www.ebay.in/itm/SeaChem-Matrix-500ml-400gm-Premium-Natural-Biofilter-Support-Media-/191558310820?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_203&hash=item2c99c3dba4
 
 http://www.ebay.in/itm/EHEIM-Substrat-Pro-1-lit-/191062366794?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_203&hash=item2c7c345a4a
 
 http://umino.in/aquairum-accessories-filter-media/127-habib-for-sale-umino-online-chennai-india.html
 
 And  for  question  both  eheim  and  sunsun  are  good.  even  you  can  open  a  thread  about  a  review  and  you  will  see,  hope  above  helps  you   Smile
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 19, 2015 5:00 pm Post subject: Re: Best filtration for a big planted tank - 36x36x18 inches Reply with quote

 Thanks  for  the  details  and  links,  Andrew.  Sure,  it'll  be  very  useful  for  everybody!
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 21, 2015 8:41 pm Post subject: Re: Best filtration for a big planted tank - 36x36x18 inches Reply with quote

 Hi  All,
 
 BTW  ceramic  rings  does  not  act  as  a  mechanical  filter  Period!  
 And   nitrifying  and  denitrifying  bacteria  does  not  form  every  where  in  the  aquarium!  Please  get  the  facts  right.
 
 Height  is  no  matter  for  an  aquarium!  It  dont  even  matter  what  sorta  aquarium  you  have  planted   /  marine  etc  etc.  The  best  method  to  filtration  are  many.  Mainly  classifying  into  Mechanical  and  biological.  But  here  i  assume  you  want  to  know  what  brand  of  filter  or  filter  media  is  going  to  best  suit  your  needs.
 
 You  need  good  flow  in  your  aquarium  so  that  the  waste  is  being  circulated  and  carried  to  the  intake  of  any  sorta  filtration  system  you  gonna  put.  There  are  many  options  such  as  adding  a  powerhead,  wavemaker  etc.  to  increase  the  flow  in  your  aquarium.  As  for  using  a  wavemaker  in  a  planted  tank.  Please  google  for  more  information.  
 
 
 The  best  thing  for  biological  filtration  comparing  the  surface  area,  volume,  performance,  cost  is  Marinepure.  Google  for  more  details.
 One  2x2"  cube  of  this  media  has  more  surface  area  then  1300  plastic  bioballs.  This  particular  high  surface  media  has  the  ability  to  non  clog  due  to  its  structure.
 You  can  place  it  in  variety  of  filters  such  as  HOB,  canisters,  sumps,  internals,  even  placed  in  an  aquarium  towards  continuous  flow,  It  can  nitrify.  For  denitrification  you  have  to  place  it  in  a  passive  way.
 
 Goodluck!
 Here  we  are  and  had  been,  penny  wise  pound  foolish!
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 14, 2015 4:46 pm Post subject: Re: Best filtration for a big planted tank - 36x36x18 inches Reply with quote

 What  is  your  budget.   Its  volume  above  350  litres.   You  can  go  for  filtration  capacity  of  1200  Little  per  hour  with  good  one  otherwise  1500  or  2000  Litter  per  hour  is  o.k.   If  you  are  considering  the  cost,  then  you  can  go  for  SUNSUN  or  Dolphin  C  1000  or  1600.      If  you  are  going  for  good  brand,  then  you  can  buy  eheim  classic  600/eheim  professional  3  600  volume  or  fluval  406.   As  per  my  knowledge  2  feet  depth  is  o.k.   to  reach  the  light  upto  down.  Then  you  can  go  for  Tube  light  t5.   Otherwise  you  have  to  use  Metal  halyde  bulb  for  aquarium.   Cost  filtration  system  of  local  brand  like  sunsun,  dolphin  etc.  will  cost  you  approx  4  to  6  K.   Best  brand  eheim  will  cost  you  around  12  K  for  classic  600  or  Professional  will  cost  you  approx  22  to  24  K.   Fluval  406  approx  Rs.  14  K.   Eheim  will  use  power  of  20  Watt.  while  local  brand  will  use  power  of  35  or  55  Watt.   Eheim  or  Fluval  has  warranty  of  3  years.   Local  brand  will  not  get  the  warranty.   
 
 I  hope  this  information  is  sufficient  for  you.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 15, 2015 1:02 pm Post subject: Re: Best filtration for a big planted tank - 36x36x18 inches Reply with quote

 Light  gets  diffused  as  it  penetrates  water,  you  will  need  good  quality  reflectors  to  enable  light  to  reach  that  depth.
 Get  a  good  quality  canister  fillter,  push  the  intake  deep  into  tank  just  above  the  surface(1.1-5"),  make  sure  it  is  not  surrounded  by  rocks  or  plants,  keep  the  outlet  just  on  surface,  this  will  ensure  circulation  of  water.
 Eheim  makes  one  of  the  best  filter,  mine  is  now  running  into  its  10th  year  of  non  stop  operation,  cleans  my  50  g  tank  beautifully.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 16, 2015 2:05 am Post subject: Re: Best filtration for a big planted tank - 36x36x18 inches Reply with quote

 It's  not  the  gallons  per  hour,  the  more  gallons  you  pump  the  more  efficient  it  becomes.  The  important  part  is  the  contact  time  of  water  to  the  media  for  good  beneficial  bacterias  to  consume  the  necessary  parts  of  nitrogen  cycle.  Ehiem  has  done  alot  of  research  on  it.  Dig  for  some  papers  if  you  get.  It's  not  what  filter  you  use  its  more  about  the  water  movement  in  your  aquarium  to  eliminate  the  dead  spots.  Stagnant  areas  do  alot  of  harm  in  a  long  run.  Consider  putting  a  small   wavemaker.  
 
 Sump  would  be  a  good  option,  would  save  alot  of  money  considering  a  good  canister.  Try  marinepure  by  Cermedia,  it  has  good  results  for  biological  filtration.  For  mechanical  you  can  go  with  a  filter  sock,  then  marinepure  or  whatever  feasible  for  you  and  then  the  return  pump  chamber.  
 Study  ehiem  recommendation  and  choose  pump  accordingly.
 
 Best  luck.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 19, 2015 7:10 pm Post subject: Re: Best filtration for a big planted tank - 36x36x18 inches Reply with quote

 Buddy  why  dont  you  have  a  look  into  fluval  fx5  filters  heard  they  are  pretty  powerful   Thumb Up
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