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does anyone know were i can get the canister filters used for drinking water, heres a picture of what im looking for, they should be pretty cheap items aswell, roughly 20 quid

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Most water companies should be able to carry them.. Maybe even specialty plumbing outlets...

Why are you looking for them exactly?
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well i have a 33 gallon ehiem, but i would like to build 2 together similar to a RO kit but illhave a high gph (not to high) pump and fill one with mechanical media, and the other with chemical,

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Most of these units are not designed to run that way.. these filters are designed to run at extremely high pressure, something you can't really achieve with a basic pump... You'd either get no flow through the modules or you would burn out your pump.

If you are trying to build a modular filter system you might want to consider looking at modules by Pentair Aquatics (Rainbow-Lifeguard) or Ocean Clear. However, given the cost, you might be better off to supplement your filtration with a smaller canister filter.
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I'm assuming you are trying to build this project:

http://www.aquaticsbykr.com/DIYCanisterFilter.htm

That doesnt actually look too bad... I'd check out your local hardware store and many other plumbing outlets... If you can find a module that works like the ones this guy used, all the power too ya! Looks like it might be fun.
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Nice article! Next time in a hardware store I will be all over the waterfilter section...
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Check out RandelB over at Simplydiscus.com - he is one of the global moderators over there and also sells RO equipment and parts (at super prices from what I can gather) - the link above goes directly to a super post he did on how a RO unit works and is put together etc... great photo's too.

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Also, check your good old hardware store. Mine carry these.
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yeah its that project, i disagree on the pump situation, as it would be gravity fed, well depending on how i fit the pump to the system, then again i could allways use a central heating pump and ball valve

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