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I'm considering making an acrylic algae scrubber that'll work as a HOB, and trying to make it look fairly professional (kinda hoping I could sell 'em if the prototype performs well, tbh). I plan to use mostly opaque black acrylic, with a clear acrylic back, with LED grow lights and a reflector on said back, then a plastic mesh for the algae to grow on. I'm undecided if I should try to integrate a normal HOB filter's motor and impeller and tubing into the filter, or use a powerhead with tube attachment to attach it to the HOB scrubber. I've never worked with acrylic before, but the process of bonding joints looks easy enough. Never used a powerhead either, so does anyone have any suggestions or warnings about problems I might face?
Hey guys! Just wanna ask if there's an instance that your M.Land biowheel filter suddenly just stopped for no reason? Mine just did right now.. Just didn't hear the trickling of water on my tank.. So, I just pulled the intake tube with the impeller and replaced it back.. and voila it's working again.. Just curious if this happened to anybody who's using M.Land HOB filters here. Tomorrow I'm goin to check the impeller maybe something got stuck up which caused the sudden stopping of the filter.. Good thing, was near the tank or else the pump might have burned out on me...
Hi guys. I was going to ask this in the subbies forum but I thought it might be more useful for anyone's future references to ask here. (Thanks Alex for posting in the recent thread by Koko that reminded me of this factor! ) I recently upgraded from a 40 breeder (actual gallonage held is closer to 50 than 40, holding about 49g with canister, 47g without), and now have my girls in a 75g. I did purchase another supplemental filter of an API Superclean 50 after reading about how quiet it is, plus it also has a surface skimmer which totally sold me on it. Reviews were right, by the way. It is dead silent and runs the skimmer very efficiently. Though a weak gph for a 50 gallon filter, I have zero complaints so far. I even had to slightly baffle it as it has several intake locations. My other filter is a Fluval 406 canister. Fluval 406 is approx 380 gph (cleaned monthly) API Superclean 50 is approx 200gph (rinsed twice weekly) Is this adequate for my tank, with my two weekly WCs of 90% and 50%?