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Frank
8th Apr 2010, 05:34 AM
Here some pics of my new racks with selfmade filtersystem.

http://www.shrimpnow.com/mygallery/files/5/7/7/diy_filter_1.jpg (http://www.shrimpnow.com/mygallery/showimage.php?i=2984&c=82)
http://www.shrimpnow.com/mygallery/files/5/7/7/diy_filter_2.jpg (http://www.shrimpnow.com/mygallery/showimage.php?i=2985&c=82)
http://www.shrimpnow.com/mygallery/files/5/7/7/diy_filter_3.jpg (http://www.shrimpnow.com/mygallery/showimage.php?i=2986&c=82)
http://www.shrimpnow.com/mygallery/files/5/7/7/diy_filter_4.jpg (http://www.shrimpnow.com/mygallery/showimage.php?i=2987&c=82)
http://www.shrimpnow.com/mygallery/files/5/7/7/diy_filter_5.jpg (http://www.shrimpnow.com/mygallery/showimage.php?i=2988&c=82)

billb
8th Apr 2010, 06:19 AM
Well done!

How large are the tanks? Do you have any thoughts on what an optimum flow rate would be?

Frank
8th Apr 2010, 07:48 AM
Volume of water is 120 litres.
Flow rate can easily be regulated. Time will tell.
Mussels and Atya like a stronger current.

posidwnas
8th Apr 2010, 06:01 PM
That looks great ;)

imke_j
8th Apr 2010, 06:09 PM
Nice set up, Frank: I am envious of your fish room! ;)

Frank
9th Apr 2010, 01:45 AM
It took more work than I expected.
Better no change for all tanks. lol
The filters donīt need to be cleaned so often and the selfmade (by a friend) airpipes (I donīt know the english word) are low maintenance and quiet.
Instead bioballs there can be used all other filtermaterial. There are many advantages compared to other filtersystems.
Today I added some ground and stones. Amano shrimps are the first inhabitants.

Frank
9th Apr 2010, 01:47 AM
Nice set up, Frank: I am envious of your fish room! ;)

You can see it with your own eyes if you like. :D

seetharam
9th Apr 2010, 04:19 AM
Thats a very neat system Frank

Also could not help but notice some of your tanks in the background of the pictures, they look pretty interesting, and after Imke pointed out, would definetely be interested in looking at your fish/shrimp room :)

Any thread on SN with pictures of your setup?

Frank
9th Apr 2010, 05:57 AM
Thanks Ram,

an old pic is here:
http://www.shrimpnow.com/forums/showthread.php?t=4954&highlight=frank&page=4
The small tanks are with HMF and larger tanks with largest Tetra spongefilters.
I changed the ground and plants have growed. Shrimps donīt look nice on that gravel.

Frank
9th Apr 2010, 06:06 AM
I found a pic of the rack beside.

dxiong5
9th Apr 2010, 07:48 AM
Looks like some nice filters! I like DIY things - shows the dedication and passion in people.

killer007
9th Apr 2010, 12:12 PM
is it possible to tell me how you change water at the bottom of the rack?
Thanks...

Zimtstern
9th Apr 2010, 05:32 PM
Hi Frank!

A firend of me uses the same System a long time yet. I think you have already heared of him. Hes called "Garnelenhans".
But he doesn't uses such filter balls.


kind regards

Frank
9th Apr 2010, 05:44 PM
is it possible to tell me how you change water at the bottom of the rack?
Thanks...

So far the tube is not too far below itīs no problem.
Thereīs a water drain in the ground of the room.
So I have enough difference for a ususal wc.

Frank
9th Apr 2010, 05:47 PM
Hi Frank!

A firend of me uses the same System a long time yet. I think you have already heared of him. Hes called "Garnelenhans".
But he doesn't uses such filter balls.


kind regards

Filterballs are cheaper and easier to use than many other materials.
Especially over a longer period.

seetharam
9th Apr 2010, 05:57 PM
WOW Frank

Your rack is amazing and very clean too, Im seeing too many racks on SN that i want to make one for myself too.

lol

Frank
10th Apr 2010, 01:32 AM
WOW Frank

Your rack is amazing and very clean too, Im seeing too many racks on SN that i want to make one for myself too.

lol

It makes sense to have a rack because space is limited.
Thereīs more space in height than width mostly. ;)

seetharam
10th Apr 2010, 03:57 AM
I agree Frank

I do have a 6 feet 2 tier rack, It currently holds , Three 24x18x18 (Inches) Tanks on the top and Bottom holds Two 36x18x18 (Inches) tanks. I guess the mistake i have done is that i have gone in for a bigger tank size.

As of now of the 3 tanks on top, i have 1 tank with RCS, 1 tank which has been cycling with some N.Brichardi for 2 months and that tank will be for a Sulawesi shrimp setup and 1 tank empty. In the bottom rack, both tanks are empty, after seeing some rack setups on SN, planning to trade in the big tanks for smaller tanks.

Apart from this have a 3 feet 2 tier rack which has One 36x18x18 (Inches) ADA Planted Tank on top and two 18x18x18 (Inches) tanks at the bottom for Crystal Red Shrimps.

As you can see by now, I have a lot of empty tanks to fill lol , so looking at a lot of shrimp rack setups on SN closely to get some ideas. The plan is to convert the entire 6 feet rack top and bottom for shrimps only.

paid2
10th Apr 2010, 04:37 AM
I would love to see some pics :-)

Here is my modest little shrimp rack lol

http://www.shrimpnow.com/mygallery/files/7/5/8/3/april-2010-0002.jpg

Room for 2 more, but in truth, I'm thinking of something bigger next :-) after seeing some of the inspiring set ups on this forum.

Zimtstern
10th Apr 2010, 07:36 PM
Filterballs are cheaper and easier to use than many other materials.
Especially over a longer period.

I agree. U see it often at the filtersystems of ponds. There is many mud but it works safe.

RoryM
10th Apr 2010, 10:07 PM
Since tanks popped up all over the house, the girlfriend told me i had to keep my obsession to one room. Seeing your tank racks gave me all kinds of ideas. Will start my own tank rack journal soon...

posidwnas
11th Apr 2010, 01:17 AM
you are lucky that she gaves you a whole room

Frank
11th Apr 2010, 01:41 AM
Yes, keep us updated Rory.

mopas
12th Apr 2010, 04:33 PM
sweet racks frank!! congratulations

ch3fb0yrdee
30th Apr 2010, 10:26 AM
This is a really cool rack. Where/how/who did you get to make the rack. Its fits so nicely. Im so jealous!

mordalphus
26th May 2010, 10:05 AM
I also would like to know where you got these racks, they look very nice, neat and clean, not wooden like I was planning to build.

Frank
26th May 2010, 03:14 PM
Quite simple to do with the right connectors and alloy tubes.
The connectors are steel inside and plastic outside.
The tubes were already cutted and I just needed a hammer for building.
The only real work is to find out the correct dimensions of tubes and tanks.
I must say that other racks are cheaper and I donīt know if the connnectors are avialable in other countries.