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Looking for advice and ideas to filter a Monster Tank.

Tank dimensions are 12 Ft L x 4 ft W x 800 H

Been told either go four FX5 or 6x2x2 sump.

If sump......

How many drains to sump and what size?

What return pipe size?

What pump size?

What media?

Advised by tank builder on a 6x2x2 sump with twin 40mm durso to sump and one 40mm return with 18000lph pump.

Stock will eventually be 10+ adult bass monos.

Any help/idea is greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance

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Mate I would not go any but a nexus as for the volume you are looking at these are a great way, they may look a bit $$$$ but compared to anything I would go one of these.

They come in 18000, 20000 and also 34000 + but if you want great filtration then go one of these the av 18000 will set you back around the $1.5k and then go up from there.

Good luck with the build and am very keen to see results mate.

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Nexus sounds like a good option to me.

With 3500L you would want a turnover of around 14K-18KL/Hour so the AV18000 might be a good fit. This might simplify your in's and out's as well.

I guess it all depends on whether you have the space and cash for a nexus ....

If you want to go a sump, I would build some redundancy into it. Potentially even build two sumps instead of one.

That way if one sump was to fail / smash, the other is still going.

Two sumps - one either end might make in's out a bit simpler as well. Each sump could have its own pump, air supply, heater.

If you do consider going this way, something to think about is potentially plumbing the right outlets from the tank to the left sump and visa versa.

This way if a pump does fail you still get complete tank circulation.

Let me know when the Grand Opening is on for this monster .... I'll bring the sausages :)

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mmmmmmm still not convinced on the nexus Paul ..

Just thinking about feed rates of 15 mature bass (40-50cm) + your other stocking ideas ;) ..

You will no doubt be feeding a couple kg's of food per day ... gee my 20cm bass would eat 200g a day if I let them lol

therefor based on the 50L - 250g food rule you will be needing say 400L of K1 8O

There maybe nexus models that offer that but ohhhh exxy :(

Chat again on Friday anyway mate ... I will have a lil think in between :)

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Feeding could get expensive at a few Kgs a day.

May I suggest offering people to come around for free and feed your PB ... maybe with some live baits attached to specialised feeding hooks fastened with some non invasive retrieval device - maybe like fishing line? ;)

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yeah I think thats what getting lost in translation a bit here Peacock bass are massive eaters.. Im sure like many here, I have seen some smash a dozen goldies with ease & still be looking for more & of course what goes in must come out :)

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I can see your point mate however the nexus offers some of the best off the shelf filtration around and for the dollers you where looking at spending on a few FX5 (4) the nexus is paid for and on top the filtration is great on these, in the past I have ran more water than what you are looking at doing and this housed Gibbys, oscars and a few other large americans and with this in mind thats why the nexus is my personal choice as it is a great unit.

I am keen to hear if any other members have used the nexus and what there thoughts are as I could not fualt mine.

Cheers

JOhno

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Forgot to ask, the only nexus readily available is the Eazy Pod Air from AoA.

This will do 10000L heavily stocked pond and 20000L normal.

The difference between the Nexus 200/300 and Eazy Pod Air is that the Nexus has a moving bed of K1 in the outside chamber and static K1 in inside chamber.

The Eazy Pod Air has only static K1 inside chamber. The outside chamber is used to settle large particles.

Is this still effective enough on its own to run any large setup?

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yeah I think thats what getting lost in translation a bit here Peacock bass are massive eaters.. Im sure like many here, I have seen some smash a dozen goldies with ease & still be looking for more & of course what goes in must come out :)

Lol you not wrong there just fed my pair there treat for the week 40 golds ! Um gone in 2.5 seconds lol

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