New 5Foot tank.

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    Hahha that top layer is so, so filthy after two days that its not even worth washing!!
     
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    Thanks guys there is a big material place here in edenvale will take a look there for the batting.
     
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    it is called chamdor where i buy mine from
     
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    I also use batting, 3 layer type, cut
    Just ensure you get the "untreated" batting, you don't want those nasty chemicals in your tank.
     
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    never heard of it being treated, how do you tell the difference?
     
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    I have also been buying from Chamdor for years and never had a problem
     
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    Hi Guys small update added Chamdor to the tank looks like its working slow but working. Will add some photos soon.
     
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    You can also make a simple water polisher to speed up the process with buddy bottle and a power head and some filter floss.



    I also use filter floss from chamdor, or if you go to lfs across the road from the big builders in Edenvale they sell large bags of floss for R90

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    For now i just add the floss to the sump lol, thats good idea but will keep like this for know.
    need to take some pictures tonight.

    Only notice now i forgot some words in other comment hahaha
     
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    UPDATE PICTURES TANK LOOKS LIGHTER THEN IN PICTURES20190711_172933.jpg 20190711_172941.jpg 20190711_172950.jpg 20190711_173004.jpg 20190711_173021.jpg
     
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    looking good
    great looking jag
     
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    Thanks TD, Removed the GT over the weekend.
     
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    You can also use one of those 'pool gobbler' socks - place it over the end of the inlet pipe to the sump, secure with elastic band. I find that most of the dirt gets trapped in the sock, which is very easy to clean, and the batting takes much longer to get dirty
     
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    How many litres in your system ? - the pump looks kinda small from the photos - how many LPH does it produce. What I am really asking I guess is how times an hour your water gets turned thru the sump. Must say your water looks crystal clear. I can see the box the pump came in but cannot read L.P.H. so just asking
     
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    Is your overflow box noisy or do you have a Durso in there? My life changed after I made a Durso to stop the noise
     
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    Hi eros haha no prob bud

    I need to check again think the sump is around 70L or so mayby a little more and pump is 2600lph if i am not mistaken. my overfow was noisy but the blue balls haha helps, i removed some few weeks back from the over flow and its not to noisy.
     
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    my batting is not in the first section so its helps, its in second small section but only half of that section..batting.jpg
     
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    How many litres in the tank? 375 by my calculation?
     
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    And honestly - save some money ( quite a bit sadly) and change to Matrix instead of those blue balls. The surface area in Matrix is FAR greater. Those big balls just take up more volume and have less surface area for bacteria to grow on.
    The idea with the batting is to prevent the heavy solids from going IN TO your filter media, so it really would be best to have it as the first thing the water from the tank flows thru - so it can catch all the solids - filter sock at end on inlet even better!
    What are those white square things that the water falls on to?
     

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