Aquarium Forum
 


Menu
  · Tropical Fish Home
· Fish News
· Aquarium Forum
· Buy & Sell
· Calculators
· Equipment reviews
· Free Aquarium Ebook
· Feedback
· Link to us
· Photo gallery
· Plant species
· Tropica Plant DB
Tropical fish species
· By Common name
· By Scientific name
Tropical Marine fish
· By Common name
· By Scientific name

_________________
 
      
        Via paypal

  AC news is a part of
      Nature Blog Network

      Reef Aquarium Blog

Privacy & Ad Policy

Articles
  · African Cichlids
· Algae Control
· Aquarium Decoration
· Aquarium Resources
· Aquatic Plants
· Barb Fish
· Betta Fish
· Breeding Fish
· Catfish
· Central American Cichlids
· Cichlids
· Clownfish
· Corals
· Corydoras Catfish
· Discus Fish
· Dwarf Cichlids
· Fish Diseases
· Frogs and Turtles
· Goby Fish
· Goldfish
· Gourami
· Invertebrates
· Jellyfish
· Killiefish
· Lake Victoria Cichlids
· Livebearers
· Malawi Cichlids
· Marine Aquariums
· Marine Aquarium Fish
· Other Fish
· Pleco
· Predatory Fish
· Photography
· Pond Fish
· Responsible Fish Keeping
· Rainbow Fish
· Shark Fish
· South American Cichlids
· Tanganyika Cichlids
· Tetra Fish
· Tropical Fish Food
Results 1 to 4 of 4
  1. Default Making my own filter


    0 Not allowed!
    What's up people? I am new to this site & hope someone out there will comment on this post. I want to use a bunch of components I have acquired & make my own filter system for a 100g freshwater tank. Please see below for what I have:

    * 1 Iwaki dual sided 2md-20rlt water pump
    * 3 fb300 Rainbow fluidized bed filter containers
    * 1 Kent Maxxima 50-GPD RO-filter canister trio
    * A bunch of PVC piping

    This is what I am thinking of doing:

    WITH THE LEFT SIDE IMPELLER OF THE IWAKI: Using this to push water through the 3 stage filtration canister-set of the KENT (but "boring out" larger holes for the Kentís IN/OUT water flow).

    WITH THE RIGHT SIDE IMPELLER OF THE IWAKI: Using this to push water through the RAINBOWS (connect them in series - filling first one with foam, second one with carbon & third one with ceramic pellets).

    This Dual-impeller Iwaki provides an incredibly strong force of water flow. I really want to use it somehow (and stop toying with flimsy Fluvals & such). Does anyone have any comments about my idea to use this Iwaki & other components? In theory, it seems like my idea would work great because the Iwaki is so strong & the Rainbow & Kent containers are "meaty, rock solid, well sealable & easily cleanable" containers. I acquired all this gear (with a 100g tank) for free. Also, I am broke & do not have money to buy a pre-made filter. This is why I am trying to use what I have.

  2. #2

    Default


    0 Not allowed!
    Welcome to the A.C.
    Money can't buy happiness, but it sure can pay the rent.

  3. #3

    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    edmonton, alberta, canada
    Posts
    30,517

    Awards Showcase

    god im hungry - cocoa_pleco You make me laugh! - Drumachine09 And lots of pizza too! lol - Chrona wish i had some of this to drink right now - cocoa_pleco DAAAAAM, this drink looks good - cocoa_pleco 
    There. Thats better. - Drumachine09 maybe one day we can enjoy one of these - sergo Congrats you recived a RAK gift enjoy! - DemonShark RAK - DemonShark RAK - DemonShark 
    Cheers! - Nick_Pavlovski Since Wendy's is only open 4 hours! - aliz340 For Your Help And Friendship - MeganL3985 Hope you a good time in Germany - alizee340 Good to have you back around the forum! - Nick_Pavlovski 
    Thanks....you could use some Luck with your fish too! - **AquaQueen** I'm baking today and figured I'd share...Thanks for helping whne it's needed! - **AquaQueen** Back at you, CP! - Dave66 You send me fruit I send you pizza!! LOL!! - 2manyfish a fish for the new 5.5g salt! lol - cocoa_pleco 
    Graves Disease - Lymphedema - Men's Health - Pro Choice - Prostate Cancer - Scleroderma - Thyroid Disease - Trisomy 18 - cocoa_pleco Anti-Tobacco - Colon Cancer - Colorectal Cancer - cocoa_pleco Adoptee - Bone Cancer - Child Exploitation and Abuse - Hope and Support - Peace - Retinoblastoma - Right to Life - Student Sexual Assault - cocoa_pleco Mourning - Anti-Gang - Melanoma - cocoa_pleco World Trade Center Victims and Heroes - Fireworks Safety - cocoa_pleco 
    Cesarean Sections - Headaches - Hospice Care - Multiple Myeloma - cocoa_pleco Arthritis - Child Abuse - Colon Cancer - Colorectal Cancer - Dystonia - Education - Free Speech - Interstitial Cystitis - ME/CFIDS - Reye's Syndrome - Save the Music - Teens Against Smoking - Victim's Rights - Water Quality - cocoa_pleco Childhood Cancer - cocoa_pleco Troop and Military Support - Amber Alert - Bladder Cancer - Endometriosis - Equality - Liver Cancer - Liver Disease - Missing Children - POW/MIA - Spina Bifida - Suicide - cocoa_pleco 

    Default


    0 Not allowed!
    welcome.
    your plan seems good

  4. Default


    0 Not allowed!
    welcome to a.c. pics of your plan will help.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •