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Old 01-08-2013, 03:09 AM   #1
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I know the thread came around a couple time but nobody actually show what they did or tried. Lots of people say that it is a disaster waiting to happen or that it will leak.

I did build one a couple months ago and no flooding of my floor yet. I first build this thing because my fluval 304 died and that I wanted to try it as it seemed possible. It is far from beeing pretty but it work real good for what I use it for. I got to admit that I did not save that much money but still managed to save some bucks over all. I used a sicce syncra 1.5 pump, 4" pvc fitting and my old fluval pipe. Inside of it bot inlet and outlet are L shaped and water flow from bottom to top. No trays in it and it is fillet with ceramic ring in a mesh mag and floss. The only thing I don't like about it is that it's missing some ball valve before and after the union but I realized it to late and I did not have enought pvc left make it. It is a bit of a PITA for cleaning but I only have to raise it to unfill it and then unplug it. The first pic is only to show the inlet and outlet in the tank.

I hope this will give some people ideas and prove others that it is possible to do it.
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