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Old 03-03-2012, 12:51 AM   #31
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I'll take some pics to show you what I did and try to explain. I have an external pump (all the parts are what I could scrounge up around my house, my hubbys a plumber) I have a bio sponge on the base of the 3/4 PVC pipe inside my tank for the intake. Then it comes up and outside the tank down under the stand through a shut off valve (which I also use to regulate flow) into the pump than into the first canister followed by the second. Through another shut off valve, up the backside of the tank and into the top for out put.
If I was to do it over again I would change the pump and try a submersible, priming this set up was a pain! Lol
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Old 03-03-2012, 12:52 AM   #32
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I'll take some pics to show you what I did of trying to explain.
That would be awesome!
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Old 03-03-2012, 01:04 AM   #33
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Jmedic has a wet/dry filter made out of a 5 gallon bucket. It's about to be the inspiration for my next design.
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Old 03-03-2012, 01:05 AM   #34
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That would be awesome!
You were too quick. Lol! I hit the send early in the post. So I was editing the original post as you posted on this.
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Old 03-03-2012, 01:06 AM   #35
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Jmedic has a wet/dry filter made out of a 5 gallon bucket. It's about to be the inspiration for my next design.
Is it based on the idea of a fluidized bed? I think he was in on the thread about that one with me? It was in this thread. Making a canister filter?
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You were too quick. Lol! I hit the send early in the post. So I was editing the original post as you posted on this.
No YOU were quick. Haha

Cool setup.

A little bit of a painful prime is worth saving some money imo. Thanks for the pics!
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No YOU were quick. Haha

Cool setup.

A little bit of a painful prime is worth saving some money imo. Thanks for the pics!
Lol! Too true! I blame my fat fingers and this small phone I went to hit the + to add pics and it sent the message instead. Yes priming it seriously HURT I was sucking on that pipe forever. I even tried the wet/dry vac to give my lungs a break. If you check out the thread I posted ^ it's a walk through of my build Some other really great ideas were posted in it too. If you're looking for more?
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Lol! Too true! I blame my fat fingers and this small phone I went to hit the + to add pics and it sent the message instead. Yes priming it seriously HURT I was sucking on that pipe forever. I even tried the wet/dry vac to give my lungs a break. If you check out the thread I posted ^ it's a walk through of my build Some other really great ideas were posted in it too. If you're looking for more?
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Yeah thanks a lot for the link... It was very informative and loaded with useful info. The more projects I see, the better.
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Yeah thanks a lot for the link... It was very informative and loaded with useful info. The more projects I see, the better.
You're welcome keep us posted as to what you decide.
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I'll definitely let you know if I find a great canister.
Ok so the oxo container wont work it has a button at the top to release it but i found something else that might work ill send pics when i get home
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