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Exclamation look at my diy air driven filter i made

this is a air driven filter i made out of a 2 liter soda bottle and a pvc pipe with holes drilled at the bottom some gravel and polyester fiber bought from wal-marts art and crafts area a huge bag coast only 2 bucks and of course a air pump and tubing and a airstone which i had laying around.i made this in like 5 min and i just set up a new 55 gal shrimp tank and it was cloudy from the sand and i put my filter in the tank and by morning crystal clear water. what do you guys think?

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The clearing of the tank may of had more to do with gravity than your soda bottle, but very creative!


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The clearing of the tank may of had more to do with gravity than your soda bottle, but very creative!
I've setup sand tanks, and while a majority does get cleared overnight, there's still very fine particles in the water that don't settle for up to a week.

Good idea, I might have to try this when I set up a new tank. Hopefully not any time soon, but I'll end up proving myself wrong.
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Awesome DIY, but if you have a bare tank, it looks kinda distracting. But overall, it looks good for a DIY.
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kick ass i wish i had space for one of those to bad i only have a 20g
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kick ass i wish i had space for one of those to bad i only have a 20g
Use a small water bottle. :P
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did you drill holes in the sides? I can't see any in the picture.
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did you drill holes in the sides? I can't see any in the picture.
Just at the bottom, I believe, since you'd want the water to flow through the first layer of gravel, then through the filter floss, then through the second layer of gravel.
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