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How to make an external canister filter?

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How to make an external canister filter?

Postby Getthejist » Sun Dec 11, 2011 3:47 pm

Does anyone know how to make an external canister filter.
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I keep water the fish are just for decoration.
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Re: How to make an external canister filter?

Postby Big Den » Sun Dec 11, 2011 4:27 pm

Why would you want to make a filter? Surely buying a decent secondhand one would be more cost efective.
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Re: How to make an external canister filter?

Postby malakye » Sun Dec 11, 2011 4:35 pm

You can pick up external filters really cheaply so really there is no point trying to make one.
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Re: How to make an external canister filter?

Postby Getthejist » Sun Dec 11, 2011 5:03 pm

the size of tank im making it for i wouldnt be able to get a small enough one and the power would be to much. But ive actually made one and i have a pump so this isnt costing me any more money and i cant pick up a filter i would need it delivered but do you know where i could get some 1/2 inch syphon tubing because my tubings disappeared
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Re: How to make an external canister filter?

Postby Big Den » Sun Dec 11, 2011 5:52 pm

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Re: How to make an external canister filter?

Postby niko » Sun Jun 08, 2014 10:48 am

I made my own once using PVC pipe,a plastic gallon that sat inside my tanks base,a plastic discharge hose and a fuel filter with a fuel pump that I rigged to run on my homes electricity.it wasn't pretty but I ended paying more building my own.after I built it I sold it and purchased a aquarium filter
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