Midwest Custom Aquarium puts together a lot of custom filtration systems for our aquariums. Sometimes we just send the components with and the installer plumbs the system. If the aquarium and accompanying filtration is going somewhere where there isn’t somebody available or qualified to put it together, we can pre-plumb most of it here at the shop. There will always be a couple connections that still need to be made as the tank cannot be shipped on the stand. Whether you don’t know how to plumb, just don’t want to, or simply want to save some time just ask us if your particular situation would be a good fit for a pre-plumbed filtration setup. It insures all the components selected will fit in the space below the tank if that is where it is going.
It can be tough to put together a good filtration system and have all the components fit and be serviceable. The trickle filter or sump will automatically be sized to work most efficiently in the space you have available while leaving room for other necessary components.
If you are ordering the tank but providing your own support stand or cabinetry, this option is tougher to make work unless the filtration is not going underneath the tank. If there is a dedicated space the filtration can be set down near the tank (but not in the support stand as you likely would never physically get it in) then we can just ship it pre-plumbed on its own platform. It is not worthwhile to individually describe all the examples shown here as they essentially all do the same thing, but seeing them can give you an idea of what they look like or what you might expect.