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DIY canister filter questions

Discussion in 'Freshwater Equipment, Products, & DIY' started by Ralizem, Apr 4, 2017.

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    Again, I'll suggest looking at DC pumps.

    they will allow you to alter the voltage to the pump, the net effect is that the GPH of the pump is variable.

    for budget's sake look at jebaeo as an example
     
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    I will look that up right now! TY
     
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    I also do not have the ability to post links. I built 6"PVC canister filter with an external inline pump.I used Sicce pumps. I have 2 filters running for about 2. Months. Best DIY for my tanks. 6" PVC is more difficult to work with but holds about 30 % more media than an expensive Eheim pro 3 and does a much better job.
    I also fabricated the supply and return line out of PVC. LOL There is an art to installing so you get no vibration from the pump. Most of the noise that is transmitted was not from the pump but rather from the cabinet that the tank sits on. They act like boom boxes so I suspended the pump and made sure there was no contact between pipes or hard surfaces.
     
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    I also wanted to discuss the rate of turn over or GPH. When looking on line I found hobbies saying you need to have anywhere between three and ten times. I went for 9-10 and figure with head height and running through filter and pipes that it would decrease flow. Another here said if its to fast it will not work. I would like to ask why and get a reference if possible. Thx and Happy 4th of July a day early
     

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