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Old 01-13-2012, 12:49 AM   #31
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Oh so it's just a empty shell? I thought there was a center hole thingy lol
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Old 01-13-2012, 12:50 AM   #32
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Here is an idea, take one the the premade filters and strip it. Then like make it to where water can only flow in the bottom of it.
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Old 01-13-2012, 12:59 AM   #33
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That might work! I'll take a closer look at the filters tomorrow. It's getting late here and honestly I'm getting frustrated trying to figure this out. I thought it would be so simple, It may very well be, maybe I'm making it more complicated than it needs to be? I'm going to sleep on it and hopefully have a clearer mind in the morning.lol!
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Old 01-13-2012, 01:00 AM   #34
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Me too.
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Old 01-13-2012, 01:04 AM   #35
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Hey who knows maybe the filter fairy will come in the middle of the night and leave a post answering and clearing up any and all questions we've had!
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Old 01-13-2012, 05:49 PM   #36
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I'll post some pics of my setup this weekend. Its pretty much exactly what ya'll are thinking of.

I running four of those same canisters. Three of them don't have filters. Instead I have PVC pipe running down the center and attached to the bottom of the canisters.

The pipe also has holes near the bottom for the water to go through. This allows me to fill the canister with bio/carbon or whatever. The water has to travel all the way to the bottom to continue through. This way its as much media as possible.
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Here's a drawing of what i did:

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Old 01-13-2012, 09:12 PM   #38
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So do you think stripping the filter and drilling it as such will work?
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Old 01-13-2012, 10:05 PM   #39
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Cburns70, so grateful for your experience on this one! I'm going to try one of each and see which one will work best. Sitting right now watching to make sure the seals I redid are holding. So far we're passing the water test! Next step is piecing the pipe and considering I have two drawings to choose from, which I will probably have to tweak anyway once it comes to the actual application. Lol! I've got 3/4 inch pipe two ball valves a bunch of 90s and 45s pink tape a residential pump plus the canisters. So far the only thing I need to go get is the sponges for the end of the pipes in the water. Theres always something? Isn't there? Lol!
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Old 01-13-2012, 10:17 PM   #40
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The residential pump is first pic
Second pic, bag full of goodies
Here I go..oh wait I need flanges too. Crap
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