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Old 08-06-2008, 01:19 PM
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Default Will an Eclipse Filtration Top unit work?

I happen to come across a Marine Land 40g Eclipse Aquarium (Sea clear) for dirt cheap!!
The top unit is designed with both the filter and the lighting system in the top unit. It houses 2- 24” fluorescent light bulbs and a bio wheel filtration.

What I want to do is somehow use the filter as a waterfall feature. Is this possible?
On the left side (#’s-12,13,14,15,16 and 17) Fits together as one piece and onto the right the water comes out from 2 slots..(hoping to do a wall of rock that the water can trickle down from.


Here’s a picture of the top unit from their website.



I will post pictures of the actual tank and top unit.
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From my experience with those, it will not have enough suction to draw the water all the way up from the bottom unless you have a VERY deep water feature. The lights are good but not great for plants, so they would work, but the filter is out.
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From my experience with those, it will not have enough suction to draw the water all the way up from the bottom unless you have a VERY deep water feature. The lights are good but not great for plants, so they would work, but the filter is out.
Aww.. that stinks about the filter. I was hoping that I could use it so I wouldn’t be wasting anything. I think I might go with just a small pump in a corner with a small water feature than. I am going to upgrade the lights because I would like to add some broms, not sure whats in there now. I still have to clean the tank up a bit, it was used for fresh water.

Thank you tkromer... :wink:
Do you own one of the glass setups?
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It was a good idea though. I bet if you are a DIYer you could still make it work by using a pump other than the one that is in the filter. That way you could still use the overflow feature of the filter for the waterfall.
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It was a good idea though. I bet if you are a DIYer you could still make it work by using a pump other than the one that is in the filter. That way you could still use the overflow feature of the filter for the waterfall.
I m going to give it a try!
thanks for that push...lol i'm alwasy scared of messing things up or doing them wrong.. so i ALWAY never do anything DIY thinigs ops:
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I think DIY is great. It can be fun, saves money, and there is just that much more pride in a project well done when you know that you built or modified something yourself to make it work for your purpose. Good luck and keep up posted.
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