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Old 06-26-2009, 08:11 AM   #21 (permalink)
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hi, no. it goes the other way. water enters from the bottom and goes up the filtering media and out the top.
pardon me if the following questions are silly, just want to understand this before i build my own.

1. you mentioned the water enters from the bottom, so what is pulling that water in from the bottom? i dont think there is a second pump at bottom ! or maybe you fill the canister with water ahead of time, which would make more sense......lol at least for me it does right now. could be wrong.
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Old 06-27-2009, 12:48 PM   #22 (permalink)
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pardon me if the following questions are silly, just want to understand this before i build my own.

1. you mentioned the water enters from the bottom, so what is pulling that water in from the bottom? i dont think there is a second pump at bottom ! or maybe you fill the canister with water ahead of time, which would make more sense......lol at least for me it does right now. could be wrong.
yes, to prime the filter you need to fill it up. but since it has those valves on the hoses for easy cleaning it will prime itself when you leave the hoses filled up in the aquarium. there is only one pump at the top which shoots the water out, the water flows in the canister by siphon. if you got more questions let me know.
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Old 06-27-2009, 05:49 PM   #23 (permalink)
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this particular canister filter you made... what do you think the type of tank/gallons can it filter up to? as well as what was the final cost after you finished building it ?

but there is one main question......... what do you think the difference is between your setup v.s. a similar type setup of a brand name product ? aside from cost.
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Old 07-01-2009, 10:23 AM   #25 (permalink)
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thats really cool, who woulda thunk it that you can build your own.. have u tried making a combined reactor to the setup? or would it be too loud
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Old 10-02-2009, 08:01 AM   #26 (permalink)
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Love this build and definitely want to try this. Thanks for the thorough instruction. One question: At what point in the process should I be toking up?
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Old 10-12-2009, 01:06 PM   #27 (permalink)
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Very impressive build! I like how you custom made your baskets.

Do you just use teflon tape on the main thread to seal it after maintenance? How big is the pump you’re using? I guess a larger inline pump could be used on the exterior if someone had a larger tank they wanted to use this filter on.
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Good project. Only i think for all pvc and conetor, e.g. price can buy normal used filter in Ebay
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Old 06-12-2010, 11:32 PM   #29 (permalink)
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WOW. thats a really good DIY canister. ive noticed many people have a couple problems getting theirs to seal but yours is pretty legit!

btw thats a great looking tank but i dont think the OSB stand and canopy compliment it
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Old 06-15-2010, 11:02 AM   #30 (permalink)
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I have about 10 of these powerhead and like your idea. I was wondering if you can help me out here. can you tell me how did you connect the intake and the outtake to the powerhead?
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