nano canister filter powered by air pump only :)
Planted Tank Forums
Your Tanks Image Hosting *Tank Tracker * Plant Profiles Fish Profiles Planted Tank Guide Photo Gallery Articles

Go Back   The Planted Tank Forum > Specific Aspects of a Planted Tank > DIY


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-15-2013, 04:53 PM   #1
ChrisDiago
Algae Grower
 
PTrader: (2/100%)
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Chicago
Posts: 66
Default

nano canister filter powered by air pump only :)


finally got it to work works just by an air pump its nice because you can put any media you want and it works
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	001.jpg
Views:	139
Size:	74.7 KB
ID:	126273  

Click image for larger version

Name:	002.jpg
Views:	116
Size:	86.9 KB
ID:	126281  

Click image for larger version

Name:	003.jpg
Views:	103
Size:	29.7 KB
ID:	126289  

ChrisDiago is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 04-15-2013, 04:55 PM   #2
shift
Wannabe Guru
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Kelowna
Posts: 1,657
Default

Nice simple concept! Do you have any pics of how you did the bubble riser/suction portion?
__________________
84G - The Osaka Forest
12G Fluval Edge - Celestial pearl Danios, Boraras urophthalmoides & PFR shrimp
5.5G Fluval Chi - Pumpkin shrimplets
10G - CRS/CBS
10G - Red Rilli's
10G - Yellow shrimp
shift is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-2013, 05:04 PM   #3
NWA-Planted
Planted Tank Guru
 
NWA-Planted's Avatar
 
PTrader: (10/100%)
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Bentonville, AR
Posts: 3,397
Default Re: nano canister filter powered by air pump only :)

Yes more detail please!!

Sent from my SCH-I535 using Tapatalk 2
__________________
Sump Pimp #8
RAOK Clubber #28
NWA-Planted is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-2013, 05:20 PM   #4
ChrisDiago
Algae Grower
 
PTrader: (2/100%)
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Chicago
Posts: 66
Default

i could explain this but im better off showing you ther video i learned from i think this is the best diy nano filter ever cas it costs NOTHING if you dont have an extra air pump use a splitter. anyway link for video
ChrisDiago is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-2013, 09:29 PM   #5
ChrisDiago
Algae Grower
 
PTrader: (2/100%)
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Chicago
Posts: 66
Default

added a spray bar made out of a straw to minimize noise and splash works pritty good
ChrisDiago is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-2013, 09:34 PM   #6
xmas_one
Planted Tank Guru
 
PTrader: (17/100%)
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Long Beach, CA
Posts: 3,245
Default

how many drops per hour is that?
xmas_one is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-16-2013, 03:36 AM   #7
tank34
Algae Grower
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: sturbridge,ma
Posts: 62
Default

interesting, what kind of pump are you using
tank34 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-20-2013, 08:37 PM   #8
Bandit1200
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
Bandit1200's Avatar
 
PTrader: (4/100%)
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Houston, Texas
Posts: 600
Default

Not sure how much effective filtration you're getting out of that, but it does look like it would be a great way to do some dosing. The little gears are now turning in my head...
Bandit1200 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-21-2013, 11:36 PM   #9
ChrisDiago
Algae Grower
 
PTrader: (2/100%)
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Chicago
Posts: 66
Default

any dust like particals close by or small peices of flake get sucked up np
ChrisDiago is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-21-2013, 11:48 PM   #10
AirstoND
Wannabe Guru
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: NJ
Posts: 1,456
Default

Is that a real Lily flower?

Could you post the written DIY link? Im a youtube video illiterate
AirstoND is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2013, 04:34 AM   #11
Dan's85
Planted Tank Obsessed
 
Dan's85's Avatar
 
PTrader: (4/100%)
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Montrose, Co
Posts: 357
Default

I understand the basic idea of this filter, but one question for ya... is the tube coming from the air pump just used to pressurize the bottle? in the video that you posted up it doesn't look like the the tube from the air pump is submerged in the water in the bottle, it looks like it's just poked through the cap and there is an air space between the water in the bottle and the cap.


Clear as mud?
Dan's85 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-07-2013, 08:36 PM   #12
ChrisDiago
Algae Grower
 
PTrader: (2/100%)
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Chicago
Posts: 66
Default

the air line tube goes all the way down to the bottom as well as the input tube. it pushes the water up once it reaches my output tube it just comes out. the filter works great i have it on a beta tank and a guppy fry tank. no not a real flower. i am sorry if i dont explain things well, im a trial and error kind of guy. the airline tube needs to be at the bottom of your bottle to push the water up. the input tube needs to be at the bottom to so the water gets filtered by all your media not just some. also your filter needs to be lower than your tank other wise it wont work
ChrisDiago is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-08-2013, 01:21 AM   #13
Dan's85
Planted Tank Obsessed
 
Dan's85's Avatar
 
PTrader: (4/100%)
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Montrose, Co
Posts: 357
Default

Awesome! Thanks for explaining!
Dan's85 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-05-2014, 04:30 PM   #14
boxboy
Planted Tank Obsessed
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Canada
Posts: 402
Default

How excatly us this working? How is water flowing into and out of the tank? Looks like the air line is just pusing air into that jug, but how or what is creating the flow???
boxboy is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 11:15 PM.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright Planted Tank LLC 2012