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Old 07-07-2016, 07:26 PM   #11
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For me I always find that OHF in trickling mode, a large part of the filter media not in constant contact with water.

Like not as effective as OHF filled with water.


What do Bros here think?
You are expecting a motorcycle to function as a lorry....
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Old 07-07-2016, 09:52 PM   #12
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As long as media is soaked and flow below, it is almost same as sump as water will follow the path of least resistance.

I am using alu rack but the rack is not resting on bracing nor the tank and my media are soak as well.
Don't think you get the point.
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Old 08-07-2016, 09:35 AM   #13
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You are expecting a motorcycle to function as a lorry....
Can't be help. I prefer sump. But not enough space to setup sump so have to try use ohf as sump.



On related note, since I need to redo everything. Any bros here got lobang or ideas for overhead sump. Normal setup cannot work for me as I have no space below.
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Old 08-07-2016, 04:27 PM   #14
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Can't be help. I prefer sump. But not enough space to setup sump so have to try use ohf as sump.



On related note, since I need to redo everything. Any bros here got lobang or ideas for overhead sump. Normal setup cannot work for me as I have no space below.
Either do a acrylic overhead sump.. resting on tank side.. which is heavy and risk of leaks
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Old 08-07-2016, 04:33 PM   #15
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Can't be help. I prefer sump. But not enough space to setup sump so have to try use ohf as sump.



On related note, since I need to redo everything. Any bros here got lobang or ideas for overhead sump. Normal setup cannot work for me as I have no space below.
Rather than using glass / acrylic overhead sump.
Note: the inner tray need to drill extra holes to prevent excess overflow at the side.

[YOUTUBE]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S0Op9Itd3Nc[/YOUTUBE]

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Old 08-07-2016, 05:00 PM   #16
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Rather than using glass / acrylic overhead sump.
Note: the inner tray need to drill extra holes to prevent excess overflow at the side.

[YOUTUBE]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S0Op9Itd3Nc[/YOUTUBE]

[YOUTUBE]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SNJSGLPhUZg[/YOUTUBE]
Nice. I might want to do something like that. Any contacts to fabricate?
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Old 08-07-2016, 05:02 PM   #17
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Both the aluminium rack and the sump.

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Old 08-07-2016, 06:18 PM   #18
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Both the aluminium rack and the sump.

If you want to do acrylic overhead sump.. can go FB group, there is a guy doing.. and it will be resting on tank side.. cost confirm over $100.
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Old 08-07-2016, 07:12 PM   #19
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I covered half the holes in my OHF trays.

About half of my media would be submerged while the other half not. The media I have placed at the base tray is also submerged.

In general OHF base tray would be touching the 2 sides of the tank. See if you could move the base support to touch the back edge of tank too. This way you have 3 sides to share the weight, not to mention centre bracing if your tank has it.
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Old 08-07-2016, 11:49 PM   #20
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I covered half the holes in my OHF trays.

About half of my media would be submerged while the other half not. The media I have placed at the base tray is also submerged.

In general OHF base tray would be touching the 2 sides of the tank. See if you could move the base support to touch the back edge of tank too. This way you have 3 sides to share the weight, not to mention centre bracing if your tank has it.
No backup plan if the other half clogged and start to overflow out of the tray ?
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