Eck-HMF with 2000l / h throughput, which makes an approximately 4-fold circulation of the net volume per hour.
The mat I have installed rather than rounding but as corner filters.
For this purpose cut the mat and glued together with Aqua-silicone. Thus, I treat that too much stress on the outer cable channels is.
Pore size of the mat: 20ppi, 5cm wide for stability.
In free space I have also introduced Siporax. But would not be necessary, I had and it can not hurt.
additional flow pump 6000l / h Why filtering an HMF?
I wanted a both effective as well as cost of power consumption filtering my aquarium.
Many are indeed of the opinion that especially Malawi and Lake Tanganyika-Aqua's not good enough purified over a hamburger mat filter due to higher food gift and too many in the water suspended solids are included and it is not really clear, but this I can not confirm.
In the beginning it is true that the proportion of particulate matter is a little higher especially after feeding, but if the filter is retracted properly, this is no longer the case.
It has been my first experience in a South Basin, I've never had in the previous period such stable and good water values. Therefore, I decided, in the construction of my old and this aquarium to the HMF and can only draw a positive conclusion.
The water levels are also here super stable, the suspended solids is virtually non-existent, because I go so far as to predict less than with an external filter, perhaps the greater if one operates the HMF with an airlift. But that eludes my knowledge because I have no experience with it. Only the space required in the pool has to serve as a negative thing.
But this is more likely in the Corner design as a problem with me than with the variant on the side windows.
In addition, one can also put behind heating which in turn has an optical advantage.
I run the HMF with a powerhead, consumption 25 watts.
I have calculated the required size of the mat and the required pump output using the side of: O. Baltz