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Old 03-29-2009, 01:23 PM   #11
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I have found it's hard to make a good seal on a curved surface. You might try rubber "O" rings on your mini bulkheads.
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Old 03-29-2009, 01:44 PM   #12
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I have found it's hard to make a good seal on a curved surface. You might rubber "O" rings on your mini bulkheads.
Yea its kinda hard.

That's why I got the square container.
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Old 03-29-2009, 03:51 PM   #13
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I just drilled a hole on one side of the bottom and another in the lid. (the lid is the intake and the bottom hole is the connection to the pump)

I tried just connecting the tubing into the container it self but it leaked like crazy.

SO. I went to HD and got some threaded fittings and made mini- bulkheads.

Sofar there arn't any air/water leaks and it works fine. (except the pump I bought has a broken impeller )

EDIT: Around the bulkheads I DID use silicone. Just FYI.

It would be sweet if you could get some pictures up for me So I can see your setup.
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My DIY canister filter

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Well you could of just pmed me it, but none of the pictures worked lol.
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Old 03-29-2009, 04:21 PM   #16
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Well you could of just pmed me it, but none of the pictures worked lol.
Sorry I'm still a noob. lol getting used to it still XD.
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Sorry I'm still a noob. lol getting used to it still XD.

No problem, everyone starts somewhere.

Looks good, might have to look into those things and start my canister project back up.
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Cool.

Good luck with yours! DIY is the way to go! (for most things lol)
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I had the same problem with the Lock'N'Seal and silicone, and tried all of these methods with no success:

- GE I silicone
- Crazy glue
- PVC pipe primer and cement
- Melting the tubing and the Lock'N'Seal with a soldering iron to "weld" it together

Apparently it's the polypropylene. It has a oily texture that doesn't bond well.

Finally, I got some epoxy putty from Lowes, called Fix-it-Stick, that's the same as the marine epoxy that's sold on DrFosterSmith, and that another forum recommended. I sanded down the surfaces before epoxying them together, and it's water tight and very sturdy.

But I like your bulkhead ideas better, except that I was using 1/2" tubing and couldn't find bulkheads that fit.

How did you join the tubing to the bulkhead? I couldn't quite make out from the photos. Some sort of compression fitting?
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Actually on that bottom bulkhead its a fitting for the Quiet one pump i got. The fittings are like 1/2". I just pressed 1/2" tubing into them (mainly because it's all I had at the time lol)

The top one is a 1/2" threaded adapter with a small peice of 1/2" pipe in it. I also just pressed in some 1/2" tubing. (probably should get proper fittings but eh. it's working fine. )
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