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diy canister filter ???

as my name implies i am a newbie to the salt water
scene. I would like to build my own canister filter as a
project because i want to do things to my tank myself,but
i am not sure of what kind of pump to use. anybody ever done this? i'm sure some of you pro's have .any help would be greatly appriciated by the way my tank is a 55 gal but I would like to build this large enough for a 120 gal tank for future growth
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lol Interesting choice to post on a Freshwater Aquatic Plant forum

Than again there are some people here who do some crazy DIY projects so welcome!

As for DIY canisters try searching the forum and you will see the general consensus is save yourself the time/money/headache and purchase a good high quality canister from a reputable manufacturer. although if you want to build something yourself a trickle filter or wet dry might be right up your alley and i think both are commonly used on salt water tanks... Check around there is some good info on sumps in the DIY forum which might be useful

I could be wrong though so don't quote me on that

you also might want to check out Reef Central Online Community there is some great info there



and of course if you decide to take on this project be sure to post pictures

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storm rider lmao don't show him that, once i try to create my own filter i will let you know

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I would like to build my own canister filter
This topic comes up pretty regularly.....

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you will see the general consensus is save yourself the time/money/headache and purchase a good high quality canister from a reputable manufacturer.
That's absolutely right. Buy the time You invest in everything--You'll save little to no money--unless its a Small DIY canister for a nano. And You'll wind up with an inferior product. There are links available, so:

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Its really just not a Good idea considering the Quality of available products and their relatively low cost....

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It's not recommended to run a canister filter on a SW tank.

canister filter + SW aquarium = NITRATES!!!!!

Nitrates + SW aquarium + SW fish + SW inverts = Poisoned SW fish & SW inverts

My math maybe off due to OTC meds.

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is the remedy for stupidity.

It's not the size of the tank, but how you use it.
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