HI Guys, I just want to share the nano cannister filter I've built based on the topics I've read here, some are really inspirig and worth to follow as example
, one special mention to Curare and Wasserpest for their great ideas
I know it's a tiny tank and it could do well without filtration, but I confess I'm a filter freak
and I think the HOB filter was short, so I've decided to build one myself.I used cheap epoxy plastiline (sp?) for the attachments
Here are the pics.
The Made in Mexico 1.234 liter plastic container :
I drilled a plastic piece to put it on the bottom, I supported it with a purple tube above the intake.This is for better intake water distribution.
Then goes a black rough sponge as first stage
The second stage (biological) is a bag of red lava rock (we call it "tezontle") sorry for the blur.
As last stage goes the Sera floss
The Astro 500 water pump on top
I put teflon tape to avoid leakings.
The acrilic pipes (I know they're not beautiful, I've bent them with sand)
I put a little black sponge on the intake to avoid baby shrimp suctioning
I noticed the flow was pretty strong, so I drilled the outake pipe as a "spray bar" LOL
Here the whole stuff, I put the mug just for you to see the size of the filter
As it is on test, I've put it inside a 5 gal bucket, to avoid wet carpet in case of leakings.
Now I have a question for you guys , I've noticed that the filter is not full of water, there is an empty space between the floss and top, do you know why ?
My best guess it is due to the diameter of the intake tube, maybe I need a larger one.
This is how the pipes look like, I will put them in the back of the tank as soon as the test stage finishes.
Well, that's all for now, I will keep you posted about the performance of the filter.
Thanks for watching the pics and reading this post.