Ok so I've been following this tutorial.
Cheap and Easy DIY aquarium filter - YouTube
My question is where do I get a pump and what type of pump?
My tank is a 40 gallon breeder that will be heavily planted and I only have two hobs but can not afford a nice canister filter.
However, every sump pump I find at the lfs
is more than a high end canister filter. So I wonder if all this is actually even cost effective but I know I want the high capacity media loads that are possible with this setup. I already have the spare tank and the drawers, all the media and knowhow. I will be doing a 2" over the back overflow.
I was looking at
Amazon.com: Superior Pump 91025 1/5 HP Thermoplastic Submersible Utility Pump: Kitchen & Bath Fixtures
Amazon.com: Superior Pump 91250 1/4 HP Thermoplastic Submersible Utility Pump: Kitchen & Bath Fixtures
Are there cheap kio pond filters or something at a local hardware store?
But even those are fairly expensive considering after pvc
a canister filter is most likely cheaper. I would like to replace my whisper 40 and aquaclear 70. Or do you guys think it would be better just to pick up another 40$ aquaclear 70?