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Old 02-17-2006, 07:27 PM   #1
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diy canister/sump troubles

i have a a couple of designs. 1 for a sump and 1 for a canister. but i am confused on where the water pump would go in either design and how i extract the water from the aquauim as i dont want to drill it
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Old 02-17-2006, 09:12 PM   #2
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To get the water out of the tank you need to use an overflow. You can buy or make a HOB model or you can fabricate one to go into your tank and seal it to the tank and the water will flow into there and out a pvc pipe down to your filter. As for getting it back into your tank for the sump version just get a submersible pump and put it in the last compartment of the sump and run a hose back over the top of the tank. As far as a DIY canister I don't know forsure but I'd think you could drill a hole in the bottom of the container you are making your filter out of and pipe it to an external pump and then back up to your tank. Do a search in google or on this board and you will find some very helpful diagrams and directions out there. HTH
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Old 02-17-2006, 10:02 PM   #3
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any suggestions on fastening the pipe to the aquarium
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i really dont wont to have an overflow box and i dont wont to drill the tank. is there anyway to take water from the tank run in through the canister and put it back in the tank. i see several people have metioned a pvc overflow? what is this?
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