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Broken Flask Bio-Filter Design

I really wish I had the lab equipment to make a filter like this... Showed me that really anything can become an aquarium filter, just have to be creative I guess

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Yeah nothing says safety like jagged broken glass hanging over your tank. Besides that and the fact that something like this is the picture of ugly, why would you want to do this? My guess is it shatters and breaks then pumps water all over the floor within a week.
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If you had a glass saw, you could cut a slice out of the glass. But then again, borosilicate glass is pretty picky with cutting (I've had to try and save who knows how many pieces of glassware after they break in our lab).
To avoid glass all together, why not just use a tall plastic pitcher (like one of those water pitchers with the lids)? You could even make a wet/dry filter out of that, or even make a DIY canister filter if you can find one that has a screw-on lid with a gasket (something like a plastic sugar jar?).

There is someone on this forum that has been experimenting with DIY canister filters for a while now. I'll try and find a link to their build threads.
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Yeah nothing says safety like jagged broken glass hanging over your tank. Besides that and the fact that something like this is the picture of ugly, why would you want to do this? My guess is it shatters and breaks then pumps water all over the floor within a week.
I feel like this reply was very harsh. After all beauty is in the eye of the beholder. I personally like ideas that reuse items that would otherwise just go to the landfill. Not to mention its CHEAP! Maybe its the bio nerd in me but I do find the flask and ring stand to have some aesthetic appeal. I noticed that they sanded down the rough edges, and there was no other damage. Seems like a plausible idea to me!
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