Re: NANFA--Filters, 1/2 full large round tanks

Irate Mormon (
Sun, 28 Sep 2003 23:01:23 -0500

Based on my calculation of 220-330 gallons of water (that's 1/2 to 3/4 full), why not a Fluval 404 for each tank? You can direct the
output to create a circular current, a cross-current with dead spots, or to an aeration bar. If the tanks have a low spot in the middle
then you can put your intake there.

OR do you mean that the filter will actually be located ABOVE the surface of the water, and not on the floor beside the tank?

On 28 Sep 2003 at 20:26, Hoover, Jan J ERDC-EL-MS wrote:

> I have some large (approx 3 ft high, 5 ft diameter) plastic circular
> tanks that I would like to maintain half- to three-quarters full of
> water. Each will contain a single large fish (gar) for 1-3 months. I
> do not plan to use any type of substrate. I need a filter in each
> that is simple and durable. If located outside the tank, it must draw
> water up approx 16 inches. Tanks will be at ground-level. It is not
> practical to elevate tanks very high (although they could be set up
> some on cinder blocks).


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