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Max Size for Side Drop Filtration

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Hi All

Just wondering what is the max length tank that Side Drop Filtration (One End) is good for 

Currently have 4x2 with Substrate and no issues there.

Looking to get a new Tank Was going to go 8x2  would a single side drop with 3 uplifts be sufficient for a tank of this size

or

should I look at putting one in the rear corner of the other end also (1 -2 uplifts)?

Tank will also have substrate as the sand sifters require it

Or should I just go for a 6x2 or 7x2

Any Input would be welcomed

Thanks Brad

 

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Hey brad

I have 4 6x2's and run a side drop on them with 2 lifts, the side drop is around 120/130mm.

Id say in an 8x2 id run a sump my self, but you could also do a side drop and a big cannister?

For the 4x2's im going to put a corner/side drop in so i dont lose to much space.

Mine are in the garage and the side drops can be a bit noisy.

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I'm running single side drops on 6'x2'x20" tanks.  I would have one at either end for an 8 footer. 

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How Wide are your Side drop compartments?

 

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150mm wide with 3x 25mm risers.  Should run even better with a few extra inches depth in the tank.  Just make sure you have a decent air source. 

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