Originally Posted by Jcala
Freshwater! Painting the stand will be done! I'm going to try some Dyi stuff but I just want to hear some good ideas!
You can do a whole set up DIY with the exeption of the tank itself.
The canister filter can be a multi-drawer cabinet ( sterilite has them) in each draw, put the filtration. ( mech., chem., bio ). Drill a hole in the top of the whole draw so that the pipe leading water into the filter can fit in. On the bottom of each drawer, drill small holes on the perimeter. Put all the media into the drawers. Put the whole drawer into a large plastic container that does not leak. Make sure water can get through the tower and into the plastic container without clogging or else when used as a filter, it will overflow. Put the water pump into the plastic container, next to the tower. You will need two underwater water pumps. Put one in the tank and attach the hose to it. Silicone the other end of the hose to the top opening of the tower. Put the second pump into the large plastic container. Attach a hose to the output nozzle of the pump and lead the hose back into the tank. Make a diy spray bar by getting a pvc
pipe that can fit into the hose nice and tight. drill small holes in one side of the pipe about 2-3" apart. Get a stopper to plug the other end of the pipe. On the other side of the pipe, silicone suction cups ( 2-3 ) to it. wait for silicone to dry and attach to side of tank. U want to make sure the pump in the tank is stronger than the pump in the plastic tub so that the tub will not run dry and break the pump in the tub.