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Leo Pazzo: Overall what would you say the easiest and most efficient sump for a fresh
water set up? What should the sump consist of? Thanks in advanced. Maybe
make another video on this. But updated 2013-2014
Billy Bob: hi joey, i know you probably answered this question before but what's the
difference between k1, k2, k3? what's your recommendation for a 160 gallon
Mireille Gingras: hi joey...i am using wet dry system for my 90 gallon....have been looking
at this for a while now...i guess i would have to make it in acrylic to be
able to use my WONDERFUL automatic change of water..thanks for that..i am
68 and lifting 5 gallon bottles of water above my head was hard work..so
what do you think the thickness of the acrylic should be ??? thanks in
discusctx: where did you buy the K1 media from ?
Richard Whitehead: Joey,
How do you know how much sump space, media, air flow, etc to use vs
aquarium size and bio load? I've set up a 125, dirt substrate, very light
bio load now, but preparing it for a planted discus tank.
akhurash: How loud is this filter? I want to make a 120 gal tank using acrylic and
I'm thinking about using a fluidized bed filter.
caravann26: Do you still like your kaldness filter? Does the media change it's flow
pattern dramatically after it has been established and some bio film has
built up on it? THANKS great video with the rick you two are the tops
Jeff Mountjoy: Joey, really enjoy your videos. I use pre filter trays like you, K1 media
and drip systems on my tanks as well and drain them to my basement sump.
Regarding your filter design-I found that using old under gravel filter
plates work awesome for the last section of the filter. The wide area
allows good water flow through to the last chamber and keeps K1 from
clogging up against the outflow. Just thought I would share another
alternative. Love the K1 media
Alberto stoppa: Hello I'm Alberto, the first you're the best and I've seen all your videos,
I wanted to know the name of the material that you use, thanks for all the
wonderful tips.... Excuse my english I'm Italian
JavierMuyCrazy: what kind of motor are you using. Im thinking of doing this for my 55
gallon and I have a 29 gallon spare tank which I'm going to use for a
filter. This would be a awesome project I would love to finish with your
tip. thank you sir. Nice filtration by the way. good luck.
Leo Pazzo: Interesting thanks for the tips and tricks lol
Richard Whitehead: Love your videos and appreciate the time you spend making them. Any
thoughts on cutting up plastic scrubbies to use as media in a smaller
version? Unless they just fall apart, I can't imagine why they wouldn't
allow bacteria to grow while being moved around. Thanks ahead for your
Leo Pazzo: Bro is it true you should not plumb an aquarium with abs because over time
it releases some sort of chemical in the water. PVC is the proper material
to use. Can you clarify this? Just because if I can use abs maybe I will as
it's cheaper in material. Thanks bud you came a long way as I noticed this
is a much older video of yours. Great job
The King of DIY™: @ststackhouse That depends on the flow going threw the filter, and the size
of the mesh. I tryed the mesh, and the k1 simply pushes threw it. The mesh
would have to be firmly in place. The mesh also takes away from the current
caused by the airpump to stay in the chamber. Instead, it will disperse
threw the mesh, instead of flowing back into the k1. Mesh isnt a good idea.
don mcchesney: Can any one help me out here on my K1 question? Does any one know if it is
plastic or ceramic? I've looked on the net but cant find any info on it
ststackhouse: @uarujoey I was thinking the type of mesh used for stitching pattern work
with a needle and thread. The mesh is rigid, but the holes are nowhere near
big enough for the k1 to get through. I don't understand what you mean
about the current being taken away but maybe if I end up doing it I will
post a picture because I don't have a video camera. Edit...i think I know
what you mean now about the current, I ran it through my head a bit. I'll
let you know if it works.
The King of DIY™: Maintenance schedule remains the same. Only filter cleaning is basically
nothing. Just rinse the pre filter when needed. What you get with this
filter is efficiency and power. The ability to support and maintain much
larger loads then regular filters of any type.
Toan Duong: Is this the best filter I c
The King of DIY™: A fish weighs 10 grams per cubic inch. Adult discus weigh upwards of 200
grams. A liter of K1 supports a max of 2.5 grams of waste per 24/hrs. Adult
fish are fed upwards of 3% of their body weight daily. So given all of
that, we now know your discus will need 50 liters of K1 for that tank.
Personally, i have found K1 working at levels closer to 5 grams of waste
per liter(double what it is rated for). So i would use 30 liters will be
fine for 20 adult discus.
pyro40t: what sponge are you using and where did you get it?
mrchoochoohead: building a filter like this is definitely on my project to-do list for next
year. however if you're running this system and you have a gravel bed, how
often do you/would you: 1. do a water change 2. vacuum your gravel?
LimonadovyJoee: Hi, how powerful air pump are you using for this filter?
Sub Lis: Also, is it just gravity thats feeding the water to the filter and out the
Brad McAdam: I don't see the filter socks you talked about.All I see is the sponge.Is
that the only mechanical filtration you have??
The King of DIY™: @superstarboi Thank you very much! Glad you enjoy them!
Jamie Jonk: Hi, here in south africa, K1 is very hard to get hold off, what else can be
used? i love design, so i would like to go for it, but k1 is a problem.
What about bio balls?
JetskiJim: A genius pond builder and aquarium specialist called pondguru from the UK
ships this stuff all over the world. look for his brilliant videos on here
and follow the links to his ebay shop. The guy has a 100% rating score and
sends free bio balls with the media to get it started.
Rod D: Joey is there an extra tank somewhere to protect you from power loss?
CHASEREPTILES191: I have turtles , would you recommend this or your typical sump
Mahbubur Rahman Fahim: i didnt get it how it moves are u using any kind of pump or air flow? how
is it moving so fast ?
Wilson Tan: what dose k1 do?
Marin Bandalo: what size tank is it good for
iwiied: thank you for the video. What brand and model of the air pump you're using?
and how do you like it?
randy anderson: Have you ever run into brown algae which is a diatom? Would a UV light kill
it or a diatom filter filter the free floating diatoms out after wipping
them off of glass and ornaments? Note: I am not meaning a diatom filter is
for removing diatom algea but is simply called a datom filter.
yashuaiphone: Thanks man your a life saver! I asked my forum but only got responses like
"I'm focusing to much on filtration and not concerning myself with WC" or
"there are to many other factors to properly determine waste output for
your fish"... It's nice to know people actually do know their stuff! I also
have a person tell me that k1 is about as good as a sponge filter... I'm
going to go out on a limb here and call shenanigans!
armando aguilera: does this mean i dont need a canister filter nor a wet dry filter if i use
a fluidized bed filter?
mrchoochoohead: thanks joey you're awesome. love your channel
koutaku003: Is it not a little too complicated?
Sub Lis: sweet man. your vids are awesome.
Huy Nguyen: no
chris freet: where did you get the K1?
The King of DIY™: @LimonadovyJoee it is rated at 60lpm.
The King of DIY™: @LordKaiserRSC The K1 fluidized bed is by far the most effective filter you
can have. In terms of cost, a wet/dry or trickle tower is generally
cheaper. Only because the fluidized bed needs the extra pump to run it. As
for media cost, bio-balls and K1 cost about the same.
wonchos: Hows the pollution level in tank with that filter ? Are you happy with
resaults ? Good to have this channel, cant wait to see more of your movies.
Brad McAdam: What size tank is this sump?
Helveteshit: Can you mix Ceramic with Plastic? It seems like K1 is more superior in
moving water while Ceramic is better if you want simply have it still. If
we refer to PondGuru's Ceramic Biohome Mini ultra.
NJ Cichlids: Joey, thank you for posting this. I greatly enjoy your practical
innovations! I was wondering if this design has the same gph ratio as a
sump? (2x overflow / return pump gph?) If not, what dimensions did you use
on this model? Thanks
TheKingCichlid: is the pump in the chamber to the left ? whats making the k1 move around
ststackhouse: I was thinking about making this on a smaller scale. But instead of
acrylic/glass baffles, just using some plastic mesh baffles that would
allow the water to flow through the baffles, through the flowing k1, and
then through into the return section. I would add two more sections though,
one before and one after the k1 section so that the suction from the return
didn't pull the k1 against the mesh and the vice versa. Any thoughts?
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