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andersons8734 wrote: Geat news! Turns out my uncle had a 75 gal tank and stand plus a wet dry filter. Few other stuff too. So I'm buying it for$200. Bad part is it was used for saltwater so I have to Clean everything!! Totally worth it. Yes I'll post pics but how do I do that? Copy n paste?? Lol

Hi there I wouldn't bother cleaning too much that tank because it can be very hard to clean salt water stains but Instead I would do a nice enough clean and cycle of that tank to transfer the 2 Oscar's and keep on preparing for a real upgrade on a 125 or more later this year because the 75 may be good enough for one Oscar but it is really short for 2 adults.

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S.S. wrote: Can you make a video showing the inflow and outflow as well as the way the water flows between stages?

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Sure thing! It is definitely cheaper than a good canister filter. It cost me about $550 with the pump, but you can build it for much less with different brands and other types of media. The pump and marine pure were $400.00 on their own. First chamber has 5 matala mats. Not sure if you can see that the first mat sits above the water level. Water trickles through constantly so im hoping it acts as a small type of wet dry. The other 4 are below water level and form my mechanical filtration. They can also act as a form of biological filtration.Underneath i have 6 liters of marine pure. This is my main biological part. Water then moves to second chamber where i have 2 liters of biological media, sitting on top of some black sponge. The sponge goes all the way to the bottom. This is also biological as well as catching anything that may have gotten through the first chamber. Return pump sits in the third chamber. I have used leftover matting to sit the pump on, as well as putting some behind it. This makes it much quieter and im also hoping that more bacteria can grow on them. The pump is just above the lowest setting, so at the moment is turning over between 2500 and 3000 liters per hour. Maximum setting is 5000 liters. The wall of the filter compartment is built slightly lower than the top of the tank. If the pump stops or something happens the water will stay inside the tank as you can only fill it to a certain level, meaning no flooding. Sorry about the quality of the video as i only have a mobile phone to shoot with and upload.

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Hello. And how is it working this tank after this time? Is the filter size and chambers disposition enough? I'm considering something similar but with a bigger tank and so the filter maybe it will be built on both sides.

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Hello. Apologies for the late reply. The setup is running great and has no issues handling everything. I am very happy with it for both ease of use and cleaning. Very easy to work on and maintain. If i was doing a bigger tank then i would definitely have one either side. Much better for water flow that way and the amount of media you can put into them will be huge.

No problem. Keep the photos coming.

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