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Old 01-13-2006, 11:06 AM   #1
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OPINIONS ON BUILDING A D.I.Y FILTER !!

I am thinking about setting up a new freshwater tank around 90 gallons for oscars & large bottom-feeders, the problem i have found is the canister filters are about £160-£200 (£-$ = ?), and would only be rated for about that size tank, with such large fish i think the canister would need to be overrated, this seems a rip-off to me, so here is my Q,
would fitting a pond pump (around 1500 gal/hr) to a large plastic container (water-proof, with pipes fitted, with media) work as a canister filter, because this would filter around 10-15 times per hour, ??? TIA
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Old 01-13-2006, 11:23 AM   #2
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First you may want to post in the DIY forum, to get more responses.

I see no problems with this; it's been done before and i'm sure it could be cheaper and/or (Probably or) more effective then commercially avail options. search diy filter and you should get a number of possible ideas.
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Oh thanks, I didn't realize there was a D.I.Y forum, i will post there.
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