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Old 04-21-2006, 07:18 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Nano Canister (literally) for a nano

Didn't want to spend $70 for a canister filter, so I made this:



from this:


seen similar things done... but love the food "Canister" (hits left shoulder with right fist).

The biggest drawback on this DIY was that I already had all the tools...

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Old 04-21-2006, 07:53 AM   #2 (permalink)
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nice job! wheres the pump?
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nice job! wheres the pump?
Its a small powerhead in the tank...

(I'll fix the oversized "parts" picture tonight).

Total cost was under $20.
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how'd you get the hole on top?
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Yeah, is that canister glass or plastic? If glass, how did you drill it?
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acrylic. From WalMart. Its working great (had to grease the gasket though).

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You can probably just move the pump into the canister
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It would be even more awesome if you could really integrate the pump into the canister body. But in my opinion, this is already a pretty nifty gizmo
Great job!

Look forward to more pictures! We really need more novelties like this one so even the nano tanks can enjoy the benefit of that clean tank look often can only be seen in bigger tanks.
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What did you 'grease' the gasket with? This looks like a great way to upgrade the filtration on my 5 gal.
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Silicone plumbers grease (for faucet o-rings).
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