EO Rhino: What method do you (and others) use to return the water to your system
during your water changes? I could use a hose or hose and pump setup but
for now I prefer to use buckets with my chemicals mixed in. I've been
pouring water from 5 gal. bucket into the DT or sump but it disturbs the
substrate too much. Recently, I've started to pull one of the drawers out
partially and pouring the water into the drawer.
whitedragon1337: I have to agree with lots of other comments here...that plastic drawer idea
is genius! Great job! Do you still have that system running? Any more
details on how you modded the drawers?
Huy Nguyen: @brh5073 idk ether im having the same problem can u let me know if u find
juane1l: i've seen 100's of wet/dry's and mostly in freshwater application planning
to build my own, and this was the best as far as utilizing a trickle
tower... it seems like no one thinks of a trickle tower in FW
applications[whats a sump with out a trrickle tower?] "not a sump" is the
john.elauria: @IowaCoffee its quiet as f**k lol i clean it during my weekly water change.
just the filter pads though, the rest of the media is biological.
Zac Cannon: Song playing? Jw thanks
captmicha: @elway90290 Awesome. I want to make this when I have money. Lol.
john.elauria: @Gixxr11 well because of evaporation it happens but not enough that u cant
replace the evaporated water during regular water changes hope that answers
beavertown2006: freaking brilliant!
hawaiinino: nice freakin design..i like the drawer part easy maintenace..i had to get
some ideas cause im thinking of making my own sump..i think yours was the
most helpful...great video man...
john.elauria: @704zombie for a 125 most likely u would need a bigger tank for a sump coz
u may need more filter media and a bigger return pump. my external overflow
comes with a 1 in bulkhead, so i use 1 in pvc and some flex hose from home
depot or any hardware store.
amdmeplz: wonderfull i just got ahld of a 65 gallon main tank so i was looking to do
a sump outta the old 10 gallon tank and this is the motivation i needed at
7am thank you
00Blackmac: @elway I'm looking into sumps. In your setup, what do you do for power
ditel savage: Very interesting and innovative. Looks as though it works perfectly.
666psychadellic: nice sump man i like the little minnie dresser thing
Caio Stanchak: suggestion: replace the gay colored gravel to a thiner natural one.
RobertosLife: i like,,,, thumbs up
Juan Alvarado: Can you please explain how did you do it especially the siphon
john.elauria: @whitedragon1337 awesome. ur apt sounds a lot like my dream apt lol
EvolvedRS: Nice and tidy setup. :)
Silva Jr: my questiong is what happens to the system when your water level in the
tank is to low
john.elauria: @captmicha yes it has been tested. i went with the smallest bit i had then
tested it until i had the right size of holes to fit my setup
whitedragon1337: @elway90290 Cool! Simple and cheap...two of my favorite words! I'm moving
into a new apt. next week that has a sweet custom built tank that acts as a
partial room divider near the front door. It's all drilled and plumbed with
a standpipe/overflow setup...just missing the filtration...so I need a
canister or a sump/wet dry. Your setup has inspired me! Thanks again for
Bryan Homer: how do you start the flow when you first turn it on and how do you get it
to perfectly flow in at the same rate it goes out cause if it s a little
off it will either overflow or run dry in the bottom tank
john.elauria: @whitedragon1337 thanx. yes its still running. the drawers are just drilled
on the bottom, i forget the size of drill bit, but the size of the holes
depends on the gph of ur return pump so water wont overflow on the drawers.
then i cut a hole on the white top of the drawer for the inlet hose from
PaNdeM0niuM: I like your 'pull out drawers' !! that's very clever and convenient.
john.elauria: @brh5073 i have an overflow box with a U tube so i use an airline tube to
suck out the air in the U tube to start the siphon that never breaks. just
get an overflow that exceeds the maximum output of ur return pump but not
too much coz air bubbles would form in the tube and the siphon will break
thus overflowing the main tank.
captmicha: Have you tested this for overflow in case your power goes out? What size
hole do you need in the bottom of the drawers for X GPH pump?
Aniket Karvir: Instead of dat stupid song u cud have explained ssum things about ur diy
wet dry sump filter
casey melton: i love how your sump works! i wanna do one just like this for my 125 but i
was woundaring if i would need to ho up to a 20g? what size hoses did u use
to plumb all of it? thanks
Meldium: now thats a cheap design and it seems to be very effective too. i have a
380gph water pump. i just dont know what size tubing i need. i tried this
with a bucket but it was more of a hassle to clean then anything. what are
the dividers your using? good job man. 5/5
fishbroloach: your bio cubes need to be under water for best bio filtration. all it is
here is a rock that water runs off of. the perfect color is a light green