Hello! This is a page that Leroy Headlee and Scott Morell have been working on to help you build your plenum. You can either select your tank from the list of standard size tanks, or enter the dimensions of your own custom built tank.
Once you press on next, a page will be built, based upon the dimensions of the tank, and will display a cut list and assembly instructions for building a Plenum.
Most of the systems at GARF (all of the Bullet Proof Reefs) use plenums and have
been very successful. Plenums create a dead water space area under the substrate.
This dead water space, along with the substrate, help in the denitrification process which lower the nitrates.
Below is a cut list for a plenum that will fit the tank you entered on the previous page.
" x "
Egg crate top
" PVC pipe rails
" PVC pipe ends
" PVC pipe Supports
1" Riser tube
" x "
Nylon Screening (middle)
" x "
Nylon Screening (bottom)
Here is a link to help with the Assembly of the plenum.
All of the parts to make your own plenum can be found in most hardware stores like Lowes or Home Depot. The Egg Crate is usually found in the Lighting section. PVC pipe is in the pumbing section. Nylon screening is usually found around the screen doors.