View Full Version : Small Trickle filter on 60 l tank

11th Aug 2011, 04:30 AM
Just finished a small trickle filter on my 60l CR tank
I hope to get better water parameters and a lot of oxigen in the tank.
I have good experience and results with trickle filters on Koi ponds .This was the reason to make a small one for extra filtration on the CR tank.I use almost 1 liter Siporax in that trickle filter. The pump ( 400l) sits behind a hamburgen corner matten filter
My actual waterparameters

PH 6.5
KH 3
GH 8 ( comes from 5 and is increasing because started with adding mosura mineral plus)
FE 0
CU 0
NO3 25 mg/l
NH4/NH3 0
NO2 0
PO4 0
Water temp 24C
actieve soil Aqua Nature
I lost a lot CR's last weeks and hope the trickle can help.The reason of the lost unnown untill now.



14th Aug 2011, 03:40 AM
The trickle filter is very cool!!!

I think you lost a lot of crs because your NO3 is so high. You definitely want it below 10 ppm.

14th Aug 2011, 06:27 PM
Very good filter, plus very stylish.
I hope now will help to lower their levels of No3 and start enjoying your shrimp.
It has not put some filter wool mechanically?