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Old 03-09-2006, 01:30 AM   #1
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DIY internal filter

I am about to set up a 75g planted FW and want to make an internal filter for it.

I'm thinking of making one long and skinny so that it will fit in the back/bottom of my tank. I also plan to put a heater (with external temp control) inside the filter.

Has anyone here made an internal filter? and/or have any advice?

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Old 03-09-2006, 08:55 AM   #2
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Have you considered inbuilt glass diy? ie, i'm running one atm that works similar to an overgrown plastic corner filter cross trickle, but running totally off air, has a great amount of flow and works better then any canister or hob that I have ever experienced.
Easy for the home DIYer to make, and cheaper/more effective to run then anything.
This thing is just starting to take off over here.
I haven't built one myself yet, but I can supply pics and detailed description to those that are interested. a pm will suffice.
Final note: Very, VERY, effective biological and mechanical filtration.


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Old 03-09-2006, 06:15 PM   #3
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I currently run an internal filter set up. My filter is located at the end of the tank however. It has worked extremely well since day one. I have had to clean the filter on the power head intake once in approximately one year. I will see if I can find some pictures or take some more and describe how I am running mine.
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