Planted Tank Enthusiast
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Pasadena, california
those canisters are neat, what are they?
I've entertained the idea of creating my own canister by using the larger size pvc in line with a drilled tank running a siphon.
I think a sump might be easier. Every siphon I've run slows a lot with any kind of restriction. How hard is it to match pump to the restricted flow of a filtered siphon?
At least the sump give you some volume margin for error (always good in DIY, from my experience)
I've read commercial aquaculturalists use a clarifier to settle out solids, then you just drain it, no filter pads, although it would probably be nice to use pads to fine polish. does anyone have experience with these or know applicability to home aquarium?