Photo #2 - Homemade Wet/dry Filter. Total Cost About 15 Buc...

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Photo Caption: Homemade wet/dry filter. Total cost about 15 bucks. Made from stackable storage bins from a thrift shop. Top drawer is drilled for trickle distribution from the overflow box, and the bottom drawer is for bio media wich drains into the sump. Third drawer was not used, but could be inserted as another filtration tier.
225 gallons freshwater fish tank (mostly fish and non-living decorations) - Added a few more pieces of slate.
fish tank picture - Homemade wet/dry filter. Total cost about 15 bucks. Made from stackable storage bins from a thrift shop. Top drawer is drilled for trickle distribution from the overflow box, and the bottom drawer is for bio media wich drains into the sump. Third drawer was not used, but could be inserted as another filtration tier.

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State: North Carolina
Country: United States
Description: 240 gallon acrylic tank with built-in dual overflows at each end. 30 gallon sump with wet/dry bio trickle filtration. Return powered by Intex above ground pool pump/filter sitting in the sump.
Advice: Play hard
Fish Kept: African Cichlids - 2 Auratus, 2 Red Zebras, 1 Albino Zebra, 1 Powder Blue Zebra, 1 Kenyi Hybrid, 1 Socolofi, 2 Unknown Mbuna (brown with orange fins). Other - 2 Pictus Catfish, 2 Red Belly Pacu
Corals/Plants: Unknown grass plants
Tank Size: 225 gallons
Quote: That's jackassery!
About Yourself: Retired U.S. Marine/Iraq Vet trying to stay busy :)

COMMENTS

How well does the intex pool filter work in the sump? Any complaints? I was thinking about something similar to this and found your photo on google. fish avatar Gina

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