Has anyone made a custom set up for a Klir Fleece Filter Di-4 in a Red Sea 170?

Ecotech Marine

Leon Gorani

Active Member
View Badges
Joined
Apr 13, 2019
Messages
357
Reaction score
80
Location
East Granby
I am trying to figure out how I can fit the Klir Di-4 filter roller into the sock section of a Red Sea 170. I am thinking of ripping out the glass and holder of the filter sock and making a custom tray/holder to hold this type of filter roller. I have a new Red Sea 170 so I do not want to mess up the new sump. Is it okay to remove the piece of glass just under the filters sock? Has anyone made something custom for this type of filter sock roller? I am thinking of using acrylic, if I can find any, and plexiglass. will those materials silicone to glass well? I am also thinking of removing the glass on the right that holds the original auto top off reservoir. in the image the red is what is what I would remove and the light blue is what I would add.

red sea sump idea-01.png
 
Aquashella

dmy535

Active Member
View Badges
Joined
Nov 27, 2020
Messages
393
Reaction score
384
Location
usa
I’m in the same boat as you... I have a RSR 250, and searching this forum I’ve seen people use a 3D printer to make something that will help fit the area and raise the water to desired levels. I have tried posting in the 3D print forum to ask for help, but haven’t gotten anywhere yet.... maybe you’ll have more luck?

For your question, you could remove those pieces yes and then yes, you could silicone your own baffles in as needed. I’ve made my own sump before from a 20 gal long on my last tank build, I used glass for my baffles that o got from Lowe’s, Home Depot, or similar store. I used a glass etcher/cutting tool that easily cut the pieces to fit. Then I used 100% silicone to glue in place. Worked great! I’d recommend glass over plexiglass unless you get really thick type... because I feel the water pressure will cause the plexi to bow. Not to mention plexiglass is pretty pricey.

If you figure this out let me know. I have same sump design, except 2 socks. I also removed the triangle ATO piece in corner. Just use a utility knife to cut out the silicone from the edges.
 
OP
Leon Gorani

Leon Gorani

Active Member
View Badges
Joined
Apr 13, 2019
Messages
357
Reaction score
80
Location
East Granby
I’m in the same boat as you... I have a RSR 250, and searching this forum I’ve seen people use a 3D printer to make something that will help fit the area and raise the water to desired levels. I have tried posting in the 3D print forum to ask for help, but haven’t gotten anywhere yet.... maybe you’ll have more luck?

For your question, you could remove those pieces yes and then yes, you could silicone your own baffles in as needed. I’ve made my own sump before from a 20 gal long on my last tank build, I used glass for my baffles that o got from Lowe’s, Home Depot, or similar store. I used a glass etcher/cutting tool that easily cut the pieces to fit. Then I used 100% silicone to glue in place. Worked great! I’d recommend glass over plexiglass unless you get really thick type... because I feel the water pressure will cause the plexi to bow. Not to mention plexiglass is pretty pricey.

If you figure this out let me know. I have same sump design, except 2 socks. I also removed the triangle ATO piece in corner. Just use a utility knife to cut out the silicone from the edges.
Hi, so I drew up another design. yes I have seen people do 3d printing for this too but that is not something I can do which is too bad haha. So I gave the baffle facing forward space at the bottom for the water to flow out of, is this how it should be done?
So in order for the Klir- Di 4 to work properly there would need to be a seal in the sock hole, in the second image that has the red circled area. The flat portion of the Klir filter would need to make a seal onto the glass where it is resting right? or else water would not flow through the Klir? When looking at the diagram on their video, it looks like my diagram is the same idea, let me know what you think.
 

Attachments

  • sump design idea 2-01.png
    sump design idea 2-01.png
    1.2 MB · Views: 69
  • klir diagram.png
    klir diagram.png
    514.1 KB · Views: 72
OP
Leon Gorani

Leon Gorani

Active Member
View Badges
Joined
Apr 13, 2019
Messages
357
Reaction score
80
Location
East Granby
Looks like it would work. Biggest requirement is that 1.5”water depth. Looks like you have a good idea... which got my brain thinking now too!
sweet sounds good man! now I just need to figure out how to make a bracket with a 4 inch hole to house the Klir. not sure if I can get a pice of glass cut like that.
 
Orphek OR3 reef aquarium LED lighting
OP
Leon Gorani

Leon Gorani

Active Member
View Badges
Joined
Apr 13, 2019
Messages
357
Reaction score
80
Location
East Granby
I’m in the same boat as you... I have a RSR 250, and searching this forum I’ve seen people use a 3D printer to make something that will help fit the area and raise the water to desired levels. I have tried posting in the 3D print forum to ask for help, but haven’t gotten anywhere yet.... maybe you’ll have more luck?

For your question, you could remove those pieces yes and then yes, you could silicone your own baffles in as needed. I’ve made my own sump before from a 20 gal long on my last tank build, I used glass for my baffles that o got from Lowe’s, Home Depot, or similar store. I used a glass etcher/cutting tool that easily cut the pieces to fit. Then I used 100% silicone to glue in place. Worked great! I’d recommend glass over plexiglass unless you get really thick type... because I feel the water pressure will cause the plexi to bow. Not to mention plexiglass is pretty pricey.

If you figure this out let me know. I have same sump design, except 2 socks. I also removed the triangle ATO piece in corner. Just use a utility knife to cut out the silicone from the edges.
Hey so I cut a piece of glass cut out with a hole to fit the klir filter, but I am just worried that this will not block the flow of water around the circular adapter on the klir filter. If I place the klir filter with the circular part directly ontop of the glass, do you think that would be enough to not allow water to go around the filter? So that way it would fill up to 1.5 inches to allow the filter to roll. Here’s a pic of what it would look like, hopefully you get what I am asking lol. Like the circular piece on the klir isn’t inside of a filter sock tray as it’s supposed to be. The last pic is what it looks like from underneath. The piece of glass I had cut is exactly 4 inches, but the actual white plastic from klir is smaller than 4 inches so it doesn’t fit perfectly so I had to use the larger plastic piece to place ontop. I think it’s crazy they advertised it as having a 4 inch circular piece when it’s actually smaller.
Any input would be appreciated
 

Attachments

  • 049B8690-E371-4A25-A330-BBE1487C80D0.jpeg
    049B8690-E371-4A25-A330-BBE1487C80D0.jpeg
    116.8 KB · Views: 24
  • DE7F6F93-E966-4D01-9379-86D454406E89.jpeg
    DE7F6F93-E966-4D01-9379-86D454406E89.jpeg
    122.4 KB · Views: 17
  • 8A814780-A786-4327-93D4-7F3FAE851124.jpeg
    8A814780-A786-4327-93D4-7F3FAE851124.jpeg
    130.5 KB · Views: 16

((FORDTECH))

Valuable Member
View Badges
Joined
Jan 23, 2020
Messages
1,910
Reaction score
1,337
Location
Chicago
I am trying to figure out how I can fit the Klir Di-4 filter roller into the sock section of a Red Sea 170. I am thinking of ripping out the glass and holder of the filter sock and making a custom tray/holder to hold this type of filter roller. I have a new Red Sea 170 so I do not want to mess up the new sump. Is it okay to remove the piece of glass just under the filters sock? Has anyone made something custom for this type of filter sock roller? I am thinking of using acrylic, if I can find any, and plexiglass. will those materials silicone to glass well? I am also thinking of removing the glass on the right that holds the original auto top off reservoir. in the image the red is what is what I would remove and the light blue is what I would add.

red sea sump idea-01.png
How about using the bracket assy that klir offer for the filter ?
 

((FORDTECH))

Valuable Member
View Badges
Joined
Jan 23, 2020
Messages
1,910
Reaction score
1,337
Location
Chicago
You mean this thing? This assembly doesn’t fit in my Red Sea 170, which is why I am going this route.
I have to modify this bracket to work in my sump. End up having to put 4 inch feet on mine to raise it up After the mod I really like how it works
 
https://www.youtube.com/c/ReefStache

((FORDTECH))

Valuable Member
View Badges
Joined
Jan 23, 2020
Messages
1,910
Reaction score
1,337
Location
Chicago
What tank are you putting it in? And how are you modifying it?
I run 4 klir 7s. Two on each of my 300 gallon systems. In my one system my sump is very deep about 30 inches so I end up acrylic glueing pvc fittings in all 4 corners of the bottom so I could then cut proper size pvc pipe and insert them into fittings to raise it up
 

((FORDTECH))

Valuable Member
View Badges
Joined
Jan 23, 2020
Messages
1,910
Reaction score
1,337
Location
Chicago
What tank are you putting it in? And how are you modifying it?
The 2 I have in other sump make a mess no matter what I do cause chamber they sit in with sock holes is not deep enough and to high in sump so salt creep is crazy messy
 

What percentage of blue versus white lighting do you think makes the best coral growth combo?

  • All Blue

    Votes: 14 2.4%
  • Mostly Blue

    Votes: 369 63.1%
  • Even Balance

    Votes: 147 25.1%
  • Mostly White

    Votes: 45 7.7%
  • All White

    Votes: 1 0.2%
  • Other (please explain)

    Votes: 9 1.5%
TCK Corals
Top