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Old 02-01-2013, 09:59 PM   #1
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Diy canister filter.

I was watching that guys YouTube videos the other day and saw the DIY canister filter. I watched it and now I want to do it. After all I have the perfect pump to do it. I have started making it but if you have any advice or anything feel free. Here's what I have so far. Basically all I need. I am going to post again when I make some progress
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What is your container? Is it in the house or for a pond?
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Does it look anything like this one?

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Old 02-02-2013, 12:37 PM   #4
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Does it look anything like this one?
It will once I build it.
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Old 02-02-2013, 12:37 PM   #5
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What is your container? Is it in the house or for a pond?
In house. I haven't gotten the PVC yet.
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Old 02-02-2013, 12:47 PM   #6
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What media do you think I should put in it? I'm thinking of using seachem matrix or k1 kaldness. Probably not the k1 though because it's supposed to be fluidized.
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I'm just going to use pot scrubbers from the dollar store. Thats a huge space to fill. All the other would cost to much and make the DIY a waste IMO. I got all the scrubbers for 10 bucks.
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Ok. I'm going to divide mine into two sections. I will fill half with pot scrubbers and the other with seachem matrix.
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Just wondering where the pump goes in this setup. Are you putting it on the output side to pull water from the filter, or to push it into the filter? Most DIY canisters that I've seen have the pump inside the sump/bucket. But I have no experience doing it myself.
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Old 02-03-2013, 02:32 PM   #10
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Out put pulling the water through
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