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Just put a powerhead in there.
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Nice to see it in action. How long has it been running in the video? I think it is moving just fine. I ran mine with only a power head. How much of the bag did you use in this filter and how many trophs in the tank?
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Thats 14 liters of K1.

Its been running about a month and a half.

And its running just fine with the air but Im having to use two of my already existing pumps. So I either want to run it with one much bigger pump, or with a powerhead.

A powerhead has now gotten my attention as that will make for less tubes/clutter etc and there will be zero air pump hum.

There are 60 adults in the tank.

K1 is claimed to be able to convert 5 grams of 40% protein food per liter of K1 per day.

So theoretically this filter could handle 70 grams of food per day. 1.5 cups of my pellet mix.

And Im feeding 7-9 grams of food per day. About a tablespoon.
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I really wanna see the tank itself to see how clean this keeps it. I remember one of Sunnys tanks that he posted had a filter similar to this and it was SHARP!

Good work man, I'm going to be contacting you both because now I'm going to be tearing down my Dub sump and doing this.
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Sweet design on your sump! I might have to try out the same design u have, I've been using K1 media also in my sump, resealing a 150g short right now and probably use my old 75g for the sump, thanks for sharing
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I really wanna see the tank itself to see how clean this keeps it. I remember one of Sunnys tanks that he posted had a filter similar to this and it was SHARP!

Good work man, I'm going to be contacting you both because now I'm going to be tearing down my Dub sump and doing this.

Yeah rick, Hopefully I can shoot a vid tonight and throw it up for you.

The sump is running a pair of 4" x 13" 200 micron socks set inside a pair of 7" x 16" 100 micron socks. It really strips the water clean.

The only stuff that is in the water is stuff right after feeding...or right after water changes.... from them stirring up the water and pooping (60 3.5-4.5"+ adult trophs really boil the water at feeding time).
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How is the noise of the k1 beating itself clean? I like the idea of the sock within a sock. I use the blue bonded stuff around the durso and then 2-100 micron socks

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Like the power head vs air pump idea. for me it would be all about ambient noise.
I'm running an FX5 currently but can't wait to tackle my first sump!
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Like the power head vs air pump idea. for me it would be all about ambient noise.
I'm running an FX5 currently but can't wait to tackle my first sump!
The stand has foam sheet insulation as sound proofing and its on the inside of the doors as well.

So when the doors are on and shut, it is very quiet except for the dull hum of the air pumps.

And I know that a power head would delete that last little bit of sound and is much cheaper than a quiet/powerful air pump.

The K1 does not make much noise that is any louder than some minimal water flow. And all of that is inside the stand and very quiet.

And yeah man, sumps are a lot of fun.
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The added oxygenation is needed for the bacteria in the media so I would keep the air pumps going if I were you. I have two Rena 400 air pumps powering two 4" disc type air stones in addition an Aqueon 1250 powerhead in my media chamber :

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