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Old 06-05-2009, 08:55 AM   #11 (permalink)
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does anyone know where the compression glands for the wires are sold in the US or on the web?
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Old 06-05-2009, 05:26 PM   #12 (permalink)
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http://www.heyco.com/products/sec_02/2-01.html#

Here is where you can get them. Go to Specifications to see which model, then you can order "samples" for no cost. They actually sent me six free of charge.
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That is awesome. Man I wish I was mechanically inclined enouph to do something like that.
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Old 06-17-2009, 01:38 PM   #14 (permalink)
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i am amazed. never seen that before or even though it was possible. how much did you spent all together to make this?
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Old 06-20-2009, 09:47 PM   #15 (permalink)
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look very professional. i make one out of lock and lock box. if i put the filter lower than the tank. It will over flow and leak out. So i can't put it too low on the floor.
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Old 06-20-2009, 09:49 PM   #16 (permalink)
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got one question, i need try the homemade canister filter on my shrimp tank yet. Does the pvc cement kill the shrimp?
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Old 06-22-2009, 09:22 PM   #17 (permalink)
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is this how this canister filter work? (see image)
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with my own pvc canister filter i have found that the water flowing up through the filter causes less noise due to air.
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Old 06-25-2009, 12:24 PM   #19 (permalink)
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is this how this canister filter work? (see image)

hi, no. it goes the other way. water enters from the bottom and goes up the filtering media and out the top.
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Old 06-25-2009, 12:25 PM   #20 (permalink)
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got one question, i need try the homemade canister filter on my shrimp tank yet. Does the pvc cement kill the shrimp?
no. it won't kill shrimp. once dry it is completely safe.
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