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Old 06-26-2013, 12:52 AM   #1
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homemade canister filter

i have a 55 gal freshwater tank nothing has been setup yet but im not new to the hobbie and i want to build a canister filter i want to know if anyone knows how big the canister should be i was thinking 20 in by 4 in pipe with bio media and i also have a pool pump that i was going to use its flows at 1075 gph and if im correct thats almost 18 gpm may have to downsize the tubing from 2 in to about 1 in or 3/4 in is this to much like i said long time hobbiest first time builder any suggestion or advice thanks

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Old 07-21-2013, 03:45 PM   #3
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From what I have seen over all itvis cheeper to just buy on I got a sunsun off eBay for my 45g that's says you can run it on tanks as big as 150g and it works grate has a UV on it too and paid less that 100 for it
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Old 07-21-2013, 09:51 PM   #4
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If you gonna do a diy filter why not do a fluidized bed filter?.
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