Hi there people.
I want to build some DIY
filters in the near future and just wanted to check I had the right idea. Firslty, I want to upgrade my sump. At the moment its just a spare fish tank. All the water runs in one side and there is a pump on the other side. The tank is simply packed with filter brushes. This works but could be better. I want to compartmentalize the sump to make the contact time longer with the media and also force the water through the media a bit better. Here is a pic of what I want to do.
Obviously I'm going to put my filter brushes into the different compartments. Do you suggest I also get other filter media or are filter brushes ok by themselves? I didn't put the glass divides all the way to the top just incase something gets blocked, then the water can still flow over to the pump without flowing over onto my floor
Secondly, I'm thinking of building a canister filter. I have never actually seen one but I have drawn a pic of what i've gathered they should look like.
Am I on the right track. To get this thing going do you just fill up the canister and as much of the pipes as possible and turn it on? Obviously the whole thing has to be pretty water tight, which i'm sure can be pretty tricky. Also, does the pump have to be pretty strong to creat enough pressure or once it's going is it ok.
Hope this all makes sense and i'm lookin forward to any hints and ideas.