Discussion in 'Filters and Filtration' started by arik wenzel, Aug 1, 2017.

  1. arik wenzelValued MemberMember

    Hello all I have recently purchased my first home and will be inheriting a 245 gallon aquarium. Thoughts on filters? Prefer to stay on the cheaper diy side but if it will be easier and make more sense to buy a canister I'm open to doing so any input and adivce is greatly appreciated.
  2. FishFish221Well Known MemberMember

  3. tunafaxWell Known MemberMember

    You know, considering the cost of discarded DIY things I had to throw out because I messed up, I think would've been cheaper to just buy a canister.
  4. arik wenzelValued MemberMember

    Cheapest canister I found that I would feel safe with is around 320 dollars

    Call me dumb I know but how would the water from sump get into the tank? I guess I'm wondering how to hook up the intake and out take
    Last edited by a moderator: Aug 16, 2017
  5. tunafaxWell Known MemberMember

    Oiii. Yeah, maybe you might as well build a sump. My tip then is: when it says it requires electrical parts like pumps etc, get good ones. For filter media, eBay sells 50 bioballs for $2.

    Do you intend to drill the tank?
  6. FishFish221Well Known MemberMember

    There would be a pump (usually a pond pump) in the sump, pumping the water back into the tank through a hose/tube.
  7. arik wenzelValued MemberMember

    No I don't trust myself lol

    Any recommendations on the pump to use?
    Last edited by a moderator: Aug 16, 2017
  8. FishFish221Well Known MemberMember

    Don't really have any recommendations, but you would need about 1250 gph.

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