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Old 10-05-2010, 02:00 PM   #1
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homemade canister filter

think this one will work? how big a tank do you think it will filter efficiently, what if I up'd it to 6",8"10". cost not a problem, i do plumbing and have the pipe lying around. If I did an *" one, say 3 FT long you think it would do a 75 gallon?

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What are we supposed to be seeing?
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????? no pictures or anything but your text.
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sorry, added link in first post
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You'll need a larger pump and I'd think about upping the pipe size, but it could work.
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what I am actually thinking is doing 3-4" Pipes each with there own media(Polly fill, carbon, ceramic) and a smaller 4"(maybe) to house the pump, making all pipes about12-16" long, if I decide to use a pump that doesn't need submersed, then I can do away with the 4th pump, do you think the 3/4" PVC needs up sized? I believe doing 3 sections would work as well as making it out of a larger diameter PVC....
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looking at an inline pond pump that move 580GPH and has a lift of 83"
this should be good, right(not an expert here)
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y not a sump? its pretty much the same thing ... a DIY sump n a DIY canister.

the guy in the link seem to be using some high tech hardware tooling ...
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y not a sump? its pretty much the same thing ... a DIY sump n a DIY canister.

the guy in the link seem to be using some high tech hardware tooling ...
you mean a sump pump?? or a sump like used in saltwater? I am freshwater. The guy in link didn't really use any high tech tooling, just did everything by hand instead of using drill bits to make the holes.

I have decided on a quiet one 3000 pump, has rating of 600GPH at 4' height, with 1"inlet/outler that should be plenty, might even be able to take it down to 3/4" on the outlet side, to make sure the "filters" never run out of water? Do you think that will be an issue? or could I go 3/4 all the way, or stay with 1"
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Sumps can be used in FW too.

I'd up the size of the pump. You'll end up with much more than 4' of head if you're running several feet of pipe stuffed with media. I'd also consider upping the pipe diameter to 6". The filter in the link will flow a max of 175gph and is designed for a smaller tank.
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