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    DIY Bucket Canister .

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    Hello fellow diy'er !

    I have come across a video on youtube detailing how to diy a canister filter using a 5 gallon bucket . Problem is I could not locate a place to purchase a black 5 gallon bucket . Most local online has them in white , nearly translucent , which lets in light , which I do not need to . Does anyone know of a place like a hardware store where I could go to which sell brand new black 5 gallon bucket ? Appreciate it very much if you could help !
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    Re: DIY Bucket Canister .

    How about Toyogo? They seem to have everything. I'm planning to use Toyogo for my roll-under-fish-rack live food culture bins.

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    Re: DIY Bucket Canister .

    Not going for Toyogo for now . I am looking for the bucket to compare it to the Eheim 2260 .
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    Re: DIY Bucket Canister .

    Perhaps you could either paint it black, or cover the whole bucket with a black plastic bag?
    It may help to also contact the video creator to trace the source of the black bucket.



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    Re: DIY Bucket Canister .

    Yes , I will have to cover the bucket with something in black if I could not find a black bucket . This is the video I saw on youtube .

    https://youtu.be/hL271pKi_qY


    https://youtu.be/jzJ_QmplCFE
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    Re: DIY Bucket Canister .

    only seen those bucket they used for marine/aged fresh water type , available in dark blue or black colour
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    Re: DIY Bucket Canister .

    Thanks Limsteel but those would not fit in my cabinet . There is the medium sized one but not sure whether it is tight fitting enough to prevent water from seeping out from the lid , I do have the large blue one for salt water mixing but I doubt about it not being leak proof on the lid .

    The Uniseal needs to be ordered online though .
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    Re: DIY Bucket Canister .

    Quote Originally Posted by limz_777 View Post
    only seen those bucket they used for marine/aged fresh water type , available in dark blue or black colour
    These drums are great for constructing a vertical sump, using a pair of these drums. One of the drums will be empty to act as an overflow trap in the event of pump failure whereupon water will be trapped in it. It is important to keep this second drum empty at all times, otherwise the overflowing water will flood the floor.



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