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Rivertank

Posted By: JBall <jlavoie@comcast.net>
Date: Tuesday, 28 January 2003, at 10:30 p.m.

I have set up a rivertank using a standard 55 US gal tank (a little high for the purpose but it's what's available).

I used Martin's manifold with two RIO 1100's (appox 300 gal/hr) and four intakes of drilled PVC and Foam from Fluval Internal 4 (the blue ones. A DIY wetdry filter with a hang on overflow and a Rio 2500 (400 gal/hr @ 4ft) the output following the flow of course and the overflow on opposite end (used PCV drilled on one side and formed into an 'E' shape from the top of the pumps to the water level. Ebo Jagger 150 watts set at 68 degrees (just in case, the tank is setup in my basement to keep the temp down). I'm still working on lighting, currently using the standard hood.

I added two white clouds today to help with