Filter Design Gut Check


Prolific Poster
May 21, 2006
Dallas, TX
I'm building out my 240g aquarium and I've dreamed up an involved, but hopefully well designed filtration setup. I'm fairly set on the concept, but I'd like a gut check on the design. Will it work? Am I overlooking something? Making an error? I have designed it so every element has a bypass as well as valves and quick disconnects for service.

The diagram does not necessarily represent the final plumbed arrangement, it's merely a paper representation of the water path. I have included a key for the colors.

The diagram: filter2.pdf

The unique components referenced can be found here:

Quiet One 9000
Ocean Clear 375
Heater module
Cone Bottom Tank for FBF
Venturi Injector

I appreciate your feedback and advice. Thanks.