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Old 08-26-2011, 12:40 AM   #11
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use the same tubing through out
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use the same tubing through out
Yeah I am but can I use the pump to pull the water out going in the top and make the water line going back in the tank at the bottom?
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Old 08-26-2011, 12:56 AM   #13
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i wouldnt do that unless you can easily access the bottom
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May I ask why...
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youll need some sort of fine mech filter part like poly padding
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youll need some sort of fine mech filter part like poly padding
There will be 3 stages. Filter pad, finer filter pad and then ceramic rings
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Old 08-26-2011, 07:23 PM   #17
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So here is an update. I gave up on the PVC filter (couldn't find all the parts) and I'm using a culligan water filter. Already has waterproof seals and input/output holes. I put screw in nozzles in the holes for the tubes as shown below. Next I'm drilling holes in a PVC pipe for the filter. Also I will have a 300 gph pump hooked up to it once it comes in the mail

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Just got the filter up and running. Still need some parts but its running and we will see if it works
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Old 09-01-2011, 09:20 PM   #19
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sorry to hijack this forum.... but has anyone ever heard or used the Aqua Top PH-8 Powerhead... i want to use it for a ten gallons custom filter
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If you use a 1/2" tube, to siphon, and pump back through a 1/2" tube the water entering the filter will equal the water leaving. This is how cannisters basically work.
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