Originally Posted by MrBones
This looks amazing! Congratulations! You have been my source of inspiration and helpful information resource. I am getting of my procrastinating arse today and starting my background today. I too am using a canister filter that I want to build into the background much the same as you. I have a question regarding the hiding of the intake tubing, did you or do I have to worry very much about the exposure of the filter intake strainer? From your pictures you have hidden it perfectly and I want to emulate your expertise.
Thanks man I am glad I could provide information and inspire you. It has been a long and stressful journey for me because with all the time and money I have invested In this project.
My filter intake strainer is a PVC
endcap with holes drilled in it so it wont get plugged like a mesh would. I carved down in the backboard and made a "cave" in the backboard for the intake strainer then put "rocks" on the top and bottom of the "cave" to hide it.
Sika 107 is worth the pain of trying to find IMO
. I am not sure about the waterproof concrete, it may have extra chemicals in it so you may be better off just using normal concrete and letting it cure or sealing it all with a marine epoxy when it's all done.