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Old 03-19-2012, 11:43 AM   #51
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Home depot and lowes sell it by the foot for a couple bucks. I just picked up 12' of 1" and 3/4". Make sure if you do that to check for INNER and OUTER diameters. Plumbing is always listed by inner diameters.
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Old 03-19-2012, 12:12 PM   #52
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No i need 6in pvc for the canister its self
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Old 03-19-2012, 12:22 PM   #53
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Hey jbird, are you planning on making baskets to hold the media? If so...they are convenient but totally unnecessary. You will save yourself a lot of time and energy cutting them out and just stacking your media.
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Old 03-19-2012, 12:31 PM   #54
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I was goi to buy the baskets they sell for the pvc pipe but i like ur idea better lol
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Old 03-19-2012, 12:36 PM   #55
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I was goi to buy the baskets they sell for the pvc pipe but i like ur idea better lol
Well, I made a small filter and cutting the media to fit, and filling the bio media to fit, keeps it perfectly in place. The convenience of cleaning my Eheim compared to my DIY is barely noticeable.
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Old 03-28-2012, 12:13 PM   #56
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Ok an update. Ive decided to make the filter with a 5 gal bucket. I found a screw on lid with oring so i should be tight enough to not leak. My only problem now is im using a bigger pump then i originally planned. Pump is much heavier then the first. I need to find a way to mount it to the lid. Any ideas? As soon as i figure that out i can do initial testin
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Old 03-28-2012, 12:19 PM   #57
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Ok an update. Ive decided to make the filter with a 5 gal bucket. I found a screw on lid with oring so i should be tight enough to not leak. My only problem now is im using a bigger pump then i originally planned. Pump is much heavier then the first. I need to find a way to mount it to the lid. Any ideas? As soon as i figure that out i can do initial testin
Maybe you can bond a plank of rigid material to the lid of the bucket, even wood. That would give you a strong enough surface to mount the pump....as long as it spans to each edge of the bucket.
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Old 03-28-2012, 12:24 PM   #58
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I was thinking of super gluing a piece plastic to the lid and then zip tying the pump to the plastic. Let rummage around the house to see if i can find something strong enough
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Old 03-28-2012, 12:41 PM   #59
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Yes i think i found something that will work ( the first pic). And here r some pics of the lid and bucket i meant to put on the update
Well it wont let me upload pics ill put them up when they fix it
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Ok so it did work lol
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