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Old 12-01-2011, 06:10 PM   #1
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Would like more input on DIY filter system

Hello everybody,

I think I have a final design for my DIY filter system. I've already got all the components and I have started assembly. But before I get to far into the build, I would to like get some more feedback from you guys. Please let me know what you think, good or bad.

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Old 12-02-2011, 12:37 AM   #2
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Interesting. Don't have any knowledge to add but I'm curious as to how it works out
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Old 12-02-2011, 02:08 PM   #3
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I think your pump is on the wrong side of the filter media. It's generally better to restrict the outflow of a pump rather than the intake.
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Old 12-02-2011, 03:30 PM   #4
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I think your pump is on the wrong side of the filter media. It's generally better to restrict the outflow of a pump rather than the intake.
Thanks Big Jim. I was struggling with placement of the pump. My first design had it in front of the filters.

I'll move back to the front. It will definitely make priming easier.

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Old 12-02-2011, 06:49 PM   #5
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UPDATED Drawing

Here's an updated drawing based on some comments I've received.
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Old 12-21-2011, 06:55 PM   #6
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I'm in the building stage now. Here's an updated drawing. I'm getting different information on where I should place the pump. Before or after the filters. Any comments greatly appreciated.

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Old 01-18-2012, 01:30 PM   #7
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Build is complete and has been running for two weeks now. So far no problems.

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