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    SPAQ: DIY Canister FIlter

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    Dear Forumers,

    SP Aquaculture has released it instruction to create a DIY Canister Filter. It has tested and proven to be extreme effective.

    Please kindly visit our blog to do one.
    Enjoy the reading and try it out if you have question please kindly post on the top right hand corner. We will answer you ASAP

    http://www.sp-aquaculture.blogspot.com/

    thanks
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    Re: SPAQ: DIY Canister FIlter

    I believe what you have is an air-driven filter rather than a canister filter.


    Edit: Hi after scrolling down your website I realised that it is a canister filter after all. Sorry for the mistake.
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    Re: SPAQ: DIY Canister FIlter

    The air pump have to be very strong to create enough flow?
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    Re: SPAQ: DIY Canister FIlter

    Not really a cheap $7 air pump can do the trick jus the flow would be slightly smaller. The air is mainly used for the extra lift needed for the water to get out through the outlet , the buoyancy of the air is the main "power" but a stronger air pump does make it more powerful. So far it has been moved from its 1 feet tank testing site to a 1.5 feet tank and is still doing great

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    Re: SPAQ: DIY Canister FIlter

    You might want to change the housing of the canister after some time. Those Lock n Lock type of containers will give way after some time due to the built up pressure within the container.
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    Re: SPAQ: DIY Canister FIlter

    The integrity of the lid seal or durability of the snap locks is not an issue since the filter is submersed and there is little pressure to speak of even after extended use.

    Filtration efficiency can be improved if multiple holes/slots are drilled into the intake tube and a coarse sponge slipped over it (like those Otto powerhead filters). As is, water intake is limited by the small ID (Internal Diameter) of the tube. Coarse sponge prefilter will prolong period between maintenance, provide some microscopic foods from the accumulated mulm at the outer layer and prevent fry from venturing into the intake.

    Personally, I would have preferred to do away with the intake tube and have multiple holes on the entire lid surface and the out-tube all the way to the bottom (like most conventional air-lift filters). My habit is to clean the top filtration media while leaving the rest alone and not disturbing the beneficial bacterial colony.

    Nonetheless, I think it was a good effort.
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    Re: SPAQ: DIY Canister FIlter

    Ronnie, I think like me you mistook it for a submersed air lift filter. It is actually a cannister filter run by air pump.
    chongyu

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    Re: SPAQ: DIY Canister FIlter

    Externally???!!! urm... priming this is gonna be interesting. Then again, I won't be the one to mop the floor!
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    Re: SPAQ: DIY Canister FIlter

    The vid of it working is on their blog
    Last edited by tatguy; 19th Feb 2010 at 00:19.

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    Re: SPAQ: DIY Canister FIlter

    Thanks for sharing! Will make a good project!

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    Re: SPAQ: DIY Canister FIlter

    you are welcomed

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