Kit for running water

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Kit for running water

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Kit for creating running water

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2* 1500 l/h power heads
¾ inch diameter “Hydronil” pipe
Several ¾ inch connections
3 Cylindrical filter sponges

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Looks very good mate :)

I set-up my 4'6" tank with something a bit similair to this set-up:


http://www.loaches.com/river_tank.html
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Post by Rob »

Looks excellent.

Thanks fo that guys, I have a feeling I may be getting some pipework for christmas!!! :wink:
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Post by andyj »

No probs Rob ;)

I think all the pipework for mine, cost me under £10 ;) I already had a 1200 l/h powerhead going spare, so that saved a few pennies!!

Will try and get some pics of my set-up, whilst I'm in the middle of setting it back up after moving house.

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Your set up looks alot like this one:

http://www.planetcatfish.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=9408

This also has a nice parts list and how it looks in pieces.

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Hi Whitepine

Bingo!!!!... There’s exactly where I got the idea! :D

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Shane's thread is also where I initially got the idea for mine from !!! :D


Welcome to the forum Whitepine !!! ;)

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What's the vedict on these setups ?

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What's the thoughts on this setup ? Does this help the environment ? Has anybody found this helps with breeding environments ?

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yes is this somthing that is a good thing for the plecs or is it just cool
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Here's my efforts, hope you like. (Although the fish are L333's not L46's)

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snr69 wrote:What's the thoughts on this setup ? Does this help the environment ? Has anybody found this helps with breeding environments ?

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My thoughts on this are..... no, not really
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snr69 wrote:What's the thoughts on this setup ? Does this help the environment ? Has anybody found this helps with breeding environments ?

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My thoughts on this are..... no, not really. My L333's breed with or without flow. Admittadly, they do like the flow, and are often seen swimming on the spot, right into the flow (but only after lights out when they get brave :lol: ).

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Post by samsffr »

I was just wondering if the the filters were in enough quanitity? I have tried to use these types with powerheads and find that they want to suck up the filters.... Looks like a great idea, is it working?

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Post by crazie.eddie »

I would have to guess, overtime, they would fill up with gunk and would be a PITA to clean. It would be much easier to use canister filter with spray bar on one side, and the intake on the other...

As you can see from my other post, my river setup is very simple and easy to maintain....

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