How can a rotating trickle filter be made?

Bigdelfin

Member
How can a rotating trickle filter be made? (nowhere for sale)
So that there is an even distribution of water.
Will it rotate in seawater for a long time?
Or is it better to somehow organize the even distribution of water?
Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

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albano

SALTWATER since '73
Premium Member
They usually rotate until they get dirt in the "˜bearings' or the spray bar holes clog up.
I would think that most people stopped using them last century.

I'm sure that I have a few in my "˜aquarium stuff hoard', if you really need them.
 

mfinn

Premium Member
I made one in about 1992. Worked pretty good, but had to be cleaned every few weeks.
 

Member No. 1

Ver. 2.1.1
Premium Member
The one I had years ago had a top acrylic plate/tray with a lot of 1/8" -3/16" holes drilled in it. You could place a thin sheet of filter floss. The tray would fill ever so slightly and water would "trickle" out the holes and disperse over the bio balls. It worked as good as a rotating spray bar but without the clogging/stop spinning hassle.

Very similar to these.

http://www.lifereef.com/trickle.html
 

billdogg

Well-known member
The one I had years ago had a top acrylic plate/tray with a lot of 1/8" -3/16" holes drilled in it. You could place a thin sheet of filter floss. The tray would fill ever so slightly and water would "trickle" out the holes and disperse over the bio balls. It worked as good as a rotating spray bar but without the clogging/stop spinning hassle.

Very similar to these.

http://www.lifereef.com/trickle.html

I used one back about 1990 or so that worked just fine, but moved on from there over 30 years ago!

Are you doing a "Tank of yesteryear"? :spin3:
 
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