This site is supported by the advertisements on it, please disable your AdBlocker so we can continue to provide you with the quality content you expect.
  1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.
  2. We are after as many aquarium plant images that we can get, doing so will assist us in completing the aquarium plant database.

    https://barrreport.com/threads/aquatic-plant-images-wanted.14374/
    Dismiss Notice

Use a pool sand filter as a filter ?

Discussion in 'Are you new to aquatic plants? Start here' started by pelmato, Jan 7, 2008.

  1. pelmato

    pelmato Junior Poster

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2007
    Messages:
    23
    Likes Received:
    0
    Local Time:
    1:43 AM
    Hi,
    i have a ~200g tank.

    2 eheim 2026, 1 magnum 350, 1 little giant pump whit a micron filter ~500gph and a external reactor for my CO2.

    im kind of boring whit all that stock and tired having tubing all over the place.

    will it be foolish to use my old pool filter as the one and only filtration on my tank. ?

    does anywone have done this here ?

    thank

    hope you understand my english :D
     
  2. Tom Barr

    Tom Barr Founder
    Staff Member Administrator

    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2005
    Messages:
    18,648
    Likes Received:
    556
    Local Time:
    1:43 AM
    I'd still use the present filtration, just change out the media.

    Say use "Zeosand", or any Zeolite based gravel in the filters.
    That will do pretty much the same thing as a pool filter.

    Pool filters are very loud, use lots of energy etc.

    Such a loud filter is not something you would want next to the living room or bedroom!

    Regards,
    Tom Barr
     
  3. pelmato

    pelmato Junior Poster

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2007
    Messages:
    23
    Likes Received:
    0
    Local Time:
    1:43 AM
    Hi,
    in the past, i use this pool filter for a little pound.

    and my "little giant pump" was enough powerfull to make it.

    of course that was not an impressive flow... but i could do the backwash and have a little watterfall etc...


    the goal is to have "just one filter" and 1intake/1out take


    of course i will buy a more powerfull pump for it...
    may be 3 time my little giant... don't really know for now
    (i can't really estimate what kind of restriction that sand filter will do...i have to test)
    i think that someting like 1500-2000gph "real" will be good.
    may be this pump ?

    anyway i will not use a pool pump :D

    the tank is "in the wall" and i have a room juste for it.

    thanks !
     
Loading...

Share This Page