02-15-2010, 12:11 PM
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Near San Francisco
| | Re: Trickle Filter set-up question
I have several sumps, and the mulm accumulates at the bottom.
If you can set up baffles that move the water up and over, then the mulm will stay behind and can be siphoned out. You could add fine floss (polyester floss, quilt batting) wherever ALL the water goes, and force the water to flow through it, and this will remove the mulm. You will have to stay right on top of keeping it clean, and provide a bypass just in case the fine filter media does get full, so the water from the tank does not end up on the floor, but can find a path to the pump until you can clean the floss.