I'm a DIY guy and love the idea---but I have never seen one that I felt worth the effort.
When I get around to the true situation, there are problems with using things that make the difference in price too little for me to put up with the looks. In this case I feel the question may be in sealing the jar well enough that it doesn't leak but is still easy to open for maintenance. There will be lots of people who say their's works great but I have not seen one that works for me.
Pump, jar, tubing, fittings, intake, outlet, can soon approach the price of a really good Ehiem 2211 bought with a bit of shopping.
Last edited by PlantedRich; 09-28-2013 at 02:57 PM.