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I have a 90g that I will be stocking with a single Fahaka Puffer, and I have a 30g tank that I wish to use as a sump and I have a over flow box + return pump.

I've done a lot of searching on the web and youtube and can't seem to find any info/photos that would help me. I'm more convinced that a tickle filter style would be my best choice, due to bio balls being cheaper than ceramic rings.

Does anyone out there have any plans? Photos? that I can use to help me figure out how to make this?

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Try you tube . I found lots of useful sump info there. Great ideas on creative ways to use the bio balls esp. in trickle systems.
My understanding is when using a trickle filter the oxygen level is much higher which allows the bacteria to function far more effectively. (thats what I heard on youtube anyways haha)
 

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My head heart so much from searching the net for the past 4 hours trying to find something to get the ball rolling for me on this one, maybe I'm asking the wrong question.

Maybe I should ask,

How many gallons of bio balls should I be using for the tickle filter for my 90g with a single Fahaka Puffer?

After I know this then I can try and figure out how I'm going to make a drip pan to reach them all and keep all the bio balls above the water line in the sump.


Well there went half a pack of smokes.
 

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I got 3 gallons of bio balls off ebay for 25$ plus shipping. I was planning to use that on my sump for my 180 gallon with about 1 gallon I already had.
I think the more the merrier really. it would depend how much space you have in your sump.
I saw a you tube video of a guy who makes a trickle filter using only 2 - 5 gallon buckets and a small pump. he put the buckets inside each other and put holes in the top bucket and filled it with bio balls. the pump was in the second bucket.
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