DIY FILTER-NO FILTER MEDIA EVER

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  1. Scrubber_steve

    Scrubber_steve Valuable Member

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    Many reefers use settling tanks to keep detritus out of their systems . There is a huge thread on it in another forum.
     
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    rosshamsandwich Well-Known Member

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    filter floss ok
     
  4. Kscope

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    Be careful and don't run the diatom filter too long. They can really strip the water. Use a timer and run periodically. It will make the water crystal clear. They were commonly used to clean cloudy bacteria laden water in the 70s and 80s.
     
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    Very good thread. Following
     
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    Porpoise Hork Well-Known Member R2R Supporter R2R Secret Santa Build Thread Contributor

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    There's already an inexpensive device on the market that's sized for most aquarium plumbing that will work very well for this. Well provided an ultra fine filter can be sourced.

    Take a look at the Rusko 1" sediment spin down filter. It's setup perfectly for either drain side or return side installation. And it's cheap too, with prices ranging from $45-65. It will not work for bacterial removal with the normal screens, but for larger solids it should perform well. If a micron sized screen can be found for it then it could pull out bacteria as well as other contaminates. Plus with this design there's no need for a catch basin like a vortex separator will need.

    https://www.isopurewater.com/Rusco-...ilter-with-Flush-Valve_p_7417.html?redirect=1
     
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    Irrelevant but input, I've had 2 friends beat dinos with a 3 day black out and a daily 1ml per 10 gallon peroxide dose directly to the sump for a week.He did the dosing for one week once a day at night when they are free floating in the water column.
     
  9. mibwb

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    What's OLD is New again...I used them on my freshwater tanks, I bought them used..early 2000. They quit making them (factory burned down) years ago. But I saw on ebay new ones for sale...maybe they're making them again.
     
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    I have used this same method but I blacked out 3 days while dosing peroxide and it got rid of most of it. Blacked out again two weeks later for 5 days while dosing peroxide and ALL GONE! It is hard to black out for 5 days though. You just wanna peak...NO TOUCHIE!
     
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