Custom Bashsea Cichlid Life Support System

It’s not often that we write articles about freshwater or brackish aquarium topics, but this filtration system designed and built by Steve Bashi, is both beautiful and functional. We thought our readers would like to see this innovative Bashsea design. The new filtration system was built to replace 4 separate filter tanks on a 12 year old 500 gallon tank. The old system had become too difficult and impractical to manage. Vinny (GHL & Fauna Marin USA) reached out to us for help designing this setup for one of his clients and I worked with Steve to produce this custom signature series setup. Water enters the enclosed right hand side of the sump (inverted design) and passes over the baffle wall into the 7″ filter sock section which is designed