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Building the filter today

b considine

a dude playing a dude disguised as another dude
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DIY projects are always subjects of interest around these parts. Saves $ for more fish...

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Brad_st14s

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New update, sorry no pics yet, going to get a new canister probably a ice cooler, then use hose connections, the 5 gallon bucket seems to be too hard
 

Brad_st14s

CCA Members
So originally I started with the 5 gallon bucket, I messed that up so I ended up going with a cooler 5 gallons, filter media is lava rock, carbon and floss filter, hides bulk head fittings for the hose connections, 1 inch inside diameter tubing. PVC piping for the inlet and outlet for the tank, until I get fish in the tank any idea on how to keep the aerobic bacteria colonies alive?

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Brad_st14s

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Will post up video of the system running when dinner is done folks but I FINALLY BUILT IT. lol, if y’all got any question post em up and I got you 👌🏽👌🏽👌🏽🤙🏼🤙🏼🤙🏼
 

Brad_st14s

CCA Members
Video in the kitchen is the test run, last video is the final set up sorry for the quality, but used a whole big bag of lava rocks, pump pumps down the filter quicker than it can fill up so had to close the discharge valve a little bit, but other than that she’s under pressure and running like a champ. Hope y’all enjoy

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Marzo

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Video in the kitchen is the test run, last video is the final set up sorry for the quality, but used a whole big bag of lava rocks, pump pumps down the filter quicker than it can fill up so had to close the discharge valve a little bit, but other than that she’s under pressure and running like a champ. Hope y’all enjoy

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Where did you get the lava rocks from?
 
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