Home made filters?

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Hi, I have been trying to figure out how to create a home made canister filter without spending an arm and a leg. Possibly using an air pump? There is a filter currently on the tank, but I was trying to optimize the filter capability and I have found a lot of filters that hang off the back aren't really equipped to deal with the output of an Oscar. Any ideas?

To explain I just lost my job and I still need to maintain my tank so buying a canister filter is not an option. I also don't have an extra 50+ dollars to make one from PVC and the like.
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face mcshooty replied the topic: Home made filters?

a youtube channel called The King of DIY (uarujoey) is probably your best bet ... maybe a water bottle filter

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jmunroe replied the topic: Re:Home made filters?

Here's some DIY's from our local club leader Joey:

Canister

Power filter

Overhead sump

Sponge filter


If you build something take some pics and show us what you came up with.

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askhammatt replied the topic: Home made filters?

as going to do this a while ago using a 3 litre bottle... check out youtube... lots of vids explaining it on there
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Rocksor replied the topic: Home made filters?

Save yourself some time,headache, and money by buying an air pump and large sponge filters. A sponge filter has lots of areas for good bacteria to growth. You'll end up spending ~ $30 with 2 large sponge filters

get a couple of these

www.amazon.com/Jardin-Aquarium-Biochemical-Sponge-Filter/dp/B0051XIN78/ref=pd_sim_petsupplies_2

$9.19 x 2

www.amazon.com/JW-Pet-Company-Fusion-Aquarium/dp/B002DVVDFA/...pet-supplies&ie=UTF8&qid=1387985897&sr=1-9&keywords=air+pump

$12
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Haku, I knew your were good.
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SantaMonicaHelp replied the topic: Home made filters?

Don't forget Joey's great upflow DIY...



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