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Post Posted: Tue May 06, 2014 6:53 pm   Filter for 100 gallon Rubbermaid

I can't raise the tank, it will be on the floor. So that makes a canister filter out of the question.

So what are my options? Anyone else in the same situation?
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Post Posted: Wed May 07, 2014 9:48 am   Re: Filter for 100 gallon Rubbermaid

Did you check your original post? I think there are some ideas there. Canisters can work but it's a bit of a pain to prime. If you use an internal filter, you will need something like a bubble stone to help agitate the water surface.
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Post Posted: Thu May 08, 2014 8:27 pm   Re: Filter for 100 gallon Rubbermaid

Why can't you raise the tank. Build a platform by standing 2x10s on end and plywood on top. Real easy to do. Then an fx6!
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Post Posted: Sat May 10, 2014 1:37 am   Re: Filter for 100 gallon Rubbermaid

For some reason I don't get notifications. Sorry. Will go read everything

Why lol? Because I flooded my neighbors 5 times already. Not really me but still. I can't let it happen again. And I can't take a chance that the stand I build won't hold up the 1000 lbs the tank will weigh when filled up
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Post Posted: Sat May 10, 2014 1:58 am   Re: Filter for 100 gallon Rubbermaid

Actually fx6 sounds really nice. I'm still afraid to raise the tank. How do I make sure my stand will hold up the ton?
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Post Posted: Sat May 10, 2014 7:26 am   Re: Filter for 100 gallon Rubbermaid

Just get some cinder blocks to raise it. No need to build something.
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Post Posted: Sat May 10, 2014 9:19 am   Re: Filter for 100 gallon Rubbermaid

You could do block with plywood on top. Block size would be 8x8x16. This is my 300 gal with wood stand.

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Post Posted: Sat May 10, 2014 12:29 pm   Re: Filter for 100 gallon Rubbermaid

Wow. What a tank!!!!
I will try building something today.

Steve, this thing will be in my livingroom on a wooden floor. Cinder blocks won't look good lol and might mess the floor up, no?
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Post Posted: Sat May 10, 2014 4:40 pm   Re: Filter for 100 gallon Rubbermaid

You can lay down something like cloth or newspaper. Won't look anywhere near as good as Kansasslider's. :)
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Post Posted: Sat May 10, 2014 4:46 pm   Re: Filter for 100 gallon Rubbermaid

Thanks Steve. Block just look kinda trashy! But they would work and if one wanted to could cover them with some nice oak or something.?
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Post Posted: Sat May 10, 2014 5:03 pm   Re: Filter for 100 gallon Rubbermaid

Omg I just came back from Home Depot and just got done hauling lots of wood home. I'm building a stand. I bought 6 2x12 and 2 pieces of plywood. This will be interesting.

And my plug is most def metric. Looking for a plumbing supply store or worst case scenario I will buy a new plug that's 1 1/2 or some American measurement


But now I have another paranoia lol. What if fluval leaks))))
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Post Posted: Sat May 10, 2014 5:05 pm   Re: Filter for 100 gallon Rubbermaid

Your stand is actually really nice and neat. You even went our of your way to make it almost round
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Post Posted: Sat May 10, 2014 8:57 pm   Re: Filter for 100 gallon Rubbermaid

Its octagon shaped. Kinda? And thank you. I didn't want to trip over a square one while feeding my kids or working on the tank.Trust me its a lot of work every weekend! Water change on Sundays!
1 Male Mississippi Map/Mississippi
1 Female RES/Slidy.
1 DBT White Concentric Female/ Lucky
1 DBT Male/ Spots
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300 gallon indoor stock tank, FX6 & FX5 filters. Mega-Ray 100w UVB bulb.
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Post Posted: Sun May 11, 2014 12:16 am   Re: Filter for 100 gallon Rubbermaid

Water changes once week?? Why?
Even with my current setup, with a 40 gallon and a magnum hot filter I was doing it once a month if not less often.

Now that I bought a fluval I'm hoping I can go even longer than that. You're crushing me)))))

And what about fx6 leaking? If it does leak, would it be a leak like a few drops every few seconds or will be like a waterfall?
I don't understand how it's made and how it works so I don't understand what will happen if things go wrong


I finished my stand, will post pics later. Thank you for giving me the idea. Doing it the way you described is pretty easy and also pretty sturdy.
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Post Posted: Sun May 11, 2014 12:57 am   Re: Filter for 100 gallon Rubbermaid

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Will this hold?
Or should I get more 2by12s?
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