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Any way to funnel a HOB into a small tube for a waterfall?

I am considering making a paludarium. I want to keep a newt or something and a couple fish. It will be a 5 or 10 gallon. I will make a shelf at the top for dry land with a ramp into the water.

This is the part I need help with. I wanted to use a canister filter so I could have very small holes in the lid so nothing could get in and out. I have had HOB filters on every tank I have had and critters have gotten out the space for the return. I cant afford a canister.

Though about using the HOB and letting the return fall onto a ramp to make a waterfall. But the critters could go out the ramp. Is there a way to make a closed area around the filter? Or is there another filter that could pump the water up the water fall?

Though about underground and using a fountain pump but I dont want that many power cords.

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EDIT: Found this filter http://www.zoomed.com/Library//Produ..._Clean_304.pdf and it says I can extend out put. Would this be possible to run a hose up to the top of the waterfall so that clean water would fall down back into tank?

also found these others: http://www.fosterandsmithaquatics.co...atid=3632&s=lh http://www.drsfostersmith.com/produc...tid=18531&s=lh http://www.drsfostersmith.com/produc...tid=21515&s=lh

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Have you thought about using a mini fountain pump ($25-30) with tubing that runs up the back and returns the water over whatever you build for it? It is all internal with the exception of the power cord...


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When I was considering making a paludarium I decided I was going to drill the bottom corner of my tank, gravity-feed water from that hole into a small DIY canister filter type thing, then use a small fountain pump to run the water back up to a waterfall.

I never got far enough to get all the logistics worked out, but I did see some similar designs over on www.dendroboard.com (poison dart frog forum) that looked similar.





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