OK, the real test came today. I am impressed with the results. I scooped out a 5 gallon bucket of my CC
substrate to be replaced with my sand. After scooping out the CC
, the water was very very dirty and cloudy. I connected the DIY
canister filter to it and let it run before putting the sand in. This filter ran exactly 1/2 hour. As you can see it had cleared up the water rather good.
Next I put the sand in the tank. This is much more cloudy than the previous pictures of the CC
substrate removal. It took 2 days for the water to clear last time. I am curious to see how long it will take this time. I put another 100 lbs of sand in again. The same as last time.
The only thing filtering this tank at the moment is the DIY
cannister filter. I want to see how well it will work.
Below are pictures of when I took out the CC
substrate. Before and after a 1/2 hour of filtering. So what do you think? I ask this question because I am new at this and don't have a lot of experience when it comes to this stuff. I would like some feedback from the people who have been into this for a while. I would very much appreciate this.
I know I have not created the ultimate canister filter, but I think I have succeeded in helping fellow aquarists with maybe a good and inexpensive filter.