How To Make A Carbon Tube Fish Tank With Hiatt'S Ph Rock And Tri Base Pelletized Carbon (Tbpc) From The Spruce / Stan Hauter
Carbon Tube Filtration System is really simple. Tri Base Pelletized Carbon (TBPC) is put into a PVC tube. A high volume of tank water is pumped through it. Water is returned to the tank free of Nitrogen Nitrogen Wounds. Nitrogen Bacteria (RN) is an aerobic bacterial compound. For smaller aquariums under 55 gallon a Magnum 350, Eheim, Fluval or similar pump works well. For tanks over 75 gallon you will want to go to a larger capacity water pump with a separate canister filter to use as a mechanical pre-filter. The Mag Drive, Little Giant, Iwaki, and Rainbow make pumps in the range of 1000 to 1800 gallon per hour. The PVC tubes can be of any diameter you wish. 87 inches of three-inch PVC or 49 inches of four-inch plastic will hold 10 pounds of TBPC. Hiatt Distributors Limited recommends 0.
1667 pounds in TBPC for each gallon. Use the inside of the 4" x 6" x 5" x 4" plastic tubing as a template to cut the holes for the 5/8" holes. Use PINK plumber's tape to secure the end cap to the end of the tube. Start by using the airline-drip method to acclimate one to three fish to the water. Add another tube every 5 to 7 days until your fish is where you want it. If you want to "tweak" your tank, add another tube to the chain and put Hiatt's pH Adjustment Rock. Maintenance is a breeze. Clean and vacuum. Wash your substrates once a week. Backup the carbon tubes for no more than 10 to 15 seconds. Use a Aquarium Manager Program or a similar computer program. :max_bytes(150000):strip_icc()/DIYCarbonTube2-400-56a81eef5f9b58b7d0f0da1f. jpg) The Spruce / Stan Hauter website has a series of instructions on how to make a carbon tube for fish tanks. PVC is lighter and cheaper than ASB tube material. It is easier and cheaper. Use JB Weld around the outside of holes and connectors to secure and seal. .