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PostPosted: Wed Dec 10, 2008 3:03 pm Post subject: Re: My Primitive Canister Filter Reply with quote

 Very  good  work  Smile  TFS.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 11, 2008 12:23 am Post subject: Re: My Primitive Canister Filter Reply with quote

                                                   
ramsarma1972  wrote  (View  Post):                
Very  useful  information  for  a  newbie!!!  Could  you  give  some  more  information  on  the  air  pump  that  has  been  used  and  how  the  inlet  and  outlet  of  the  air  pump  has  been  fixed  on  the  canister???                

 
 I  used  an  'air  cooler'  pump,  not  an  air  pump.  The  cooler  pump  is  exactly  same  as  aquarium  pumps/powerheads,  but  cheap.  
 As  mentioned  before...The  pump  has  a  slip  type(can  be  pushed  inside  to  fix)  nozzle,  so  I  drilled  a  1/2"  hole  on  lid,  permanently  fixed  the  nozzle,  the  pump  can  be  pushed  in  to  attach  from  the  other  side  of  the  cap.
 http://indianaquariumhobbyist.com/gallery2/d/22701-2/pump.jpg
 
 @Vignesh...Thank  you!
 
 @Deepak  Sir....really  neat  work  Sir!
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 11, 2008 11:27 am Post subject: Re: My Primitive Canister Filter Reply with quote

 BTW  Hamza,  how  is  the  filter  performing.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 11, 2008 12:31 pm Post subject: Re: My Primitive Canister Filter Reply with quote

 Great  job  Hamza.   Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 11, 2008 12:40 pm Post subject: Re: My Primitive Canister Filter Reply with quote

 Thanks  Hamza,  will  try  to  replicate  the  cannister  with  some  of  the  modifications  suggested  by  retro-gk  and  shanker.  This  would  mean  i  would  be  seeking  clarifications  from  you  as  the  project  progresses.  Right  now  i  am  off  to  look  for  a  5"  PVC  pipe  and  cover  fittings.!!!
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 11, 2008 3:24 pm Post subject: Re: My Primitive Canister Filter Reply with quote

 I  had  the  same  query  about  placement.  1.Will  it  work  diffrently  if  placed  horrizontaly  ?  
                                                                                                2.As  its  seen  Only  One  PUMP  is  used  to  get  water  out  of  tank  and  and  again  lift  the  total  height  of  CANISTER.By  placing  horizontally  above  tank  level  ,  do  you  think  we  will  need  PUMP  with  less  power?  And  slight  inclanation  at  delivery  end  will  cause  water  directly  in  to  tank  with  small  WATERFALL  effect..  Cheer
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 11, 2008 4:34 pm Post subject: Re: My Primitive Canister Filter Reply with quote

 great  plan  dude..  nice  to  see  someone  with  same  compassion  as  mine..  DIY  rocks..  Rock On
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 03, 2009 1:25 pm Post subject: Re: My Primitive Canister Filter Reply with quote

 One  question  to  all  the  diy  experts.  Why  is  it  that  all  cannisters  have  the  pump  in  the  cannister.?
   I  was  thinking  of  a  having  the  powerhead  in  the  tank  and  channelise  the  output  to  the  filter  and  take  the  output.  This  way  i  can  reduce  the  size  of  the  cannister  by  utilising  all  the  available  space  in  the  cannister  for  the  filter.  Again  the  reason  for  a  smaller  canister  is  due  to  space  constraint  and  presentability.  
 
 Pls  advice  if  this  will  work
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 17, 2009 4:08 pm Post subject: Re: My Primitive Canister Filter Reply with quote

 looks  really  good!
 
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 19, 2010 3:19 am Post subject: Re: My Primitive Canister Filter Reply with quote

 A  longtime  pending  update  to  this  thread....
 
 The  canister  had  a  leak  after  an  accident  and  the  lid  system  didnt  proved  good  for  many  a  reasons,  so  it  needed  a  change...and  thats  why  I  couldnt  respond  to  most  of  your  queries  earlier.  My  apologies....
 
 So  heres  how  I  modified  it  further...
 
 Modification  1  -  The  lid  design  is  inspired  by  Mr.Perikarupan's  ultra  acrylic  canister.  I  felt  it  necessary  to  mention  this  point  foremost.
 It  uses  6  bolts(instead  of  8  ),  one  on  each  of  its  side  to  hold  together  two  6mm  thick  hexagonal  acrylic  sheets,  one  attached  to  the  canister  body  and  other  holds  the  pump  and  acts  as  a  lid.
 
 
 The  rubber  gasket  is  custom  made  with  thick  rubber  sheet.
 
 
 
 These  PP  bolts  are  used  to  secure  the  hood,  these  can  be  tightened  by  hands  with  ease.
 
 
 
 Modification  2  -  To  the  base  a  tank  barb  is  attached  along  with  an  elbow  and  further  a  push  barb  to  insert  into  a  flexible  pipe.  
 
 
 
 You  can  also  notice  the  crude  m-sealing  for  the  bottom  lid  to  waterproof  the  joint.
 
 Modification  3  -  The  long  ugly,  leaky  ball  valve  attachments  were  replaced  by  pvc  union  ball  valves,  that  can  be  seen  i  the  picture  below.
 

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 Now  all  the  parts  that  undergo  impairment  overtime(like  barbs  and  valves)  have  been  made  replaceable  with  temporary(but  strong)  joints  using  tephlon  tape  instead  of  some  permanent  adhesive.  Now  this  doesnt  makes  the  canister  disposable  due  to  minor  problems.  
 Previously  canister  inlet  cracked  when  it  slipped  off  my  hands  down  the  staircase  and  the  crack  was  irrepairable.  So  I  wanted  to  have  this  feature,  specifically.
 
 I  have  leak  tested  it  at  high  pressure(keeping  the  water  container  2meter  from  ground  and  more  than  3'  apart  from  the  canister)  for  a  couple  of  week  now  and  its  successfully  running  on  my  planted  tank,  Wilderness  Unexplored.
 
 So  here  it  is,  my  canister  as  a  whole....
 
 
 It  uses  pot  scrubs>coarse  thick  sponge>fine  filter  wool  from  bottom  to  top  as  filtration  media  and  does  an  effective  job.
 
 Looking  forward  to  your  comments/queries  on  this....
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 19, 2010 7:04 am Post subject: Re: Canister Rebuilt, pics on Page 3 Reply with quote

 very  cool  Hamza.  looks  very  nicely  done.  whats  your  turn  rate  on  this?
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 Very  neat  job  Smile  How  is  the  noise  level?
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 19, 2010 12:32 pm Post subject: Re: Canister Rebuilt, pics on Page 3 Reply with quote

 Hamza,
 Can  you  please  put  up  a  detailed  list  of  items  used  along  with  the  cost  of  each(if  possible)  and  their  specifications??
 Also  about  the  custom  made  DIY  acrilic  and  the  rubber  gasket.  Will  be  grateful  Smile  
 Nothing  more  than  a  DIY  to  keep  one  occupied  Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 19, 2010 2:30 pm Post subject: Re: Canister Rebuilt, pics on Page 3 Reply with quote

 @Viresh...
 The  pump  used  is  rated  750lph,  it  gives  a  steady  current  out  of  spraybar.
 I  am  guessing  it  pumps  out  500-600lph  with  just  a  feet  below  the  tank  and  with  media.
 
 @Vignesh...theres  no  noise  most  of  the  time.  But  at  times  for  some  reason  makes  a  lil  noise(vibration  not  exactly  a  noise),  very  little  though,  hardly  noticeable  with  all  the  background  noise  coming  from  neighbourhood(college,  generators,  hospital,  etc).  
 
 @Natbox(dont  know  your  name)...heres  the  list  of  items  and  their  prices...
 PVC  pipe(110mm),  4mm  thick  -  purchased  this  last  time,  dont  exactly  remember  the  price,  might  be  30-40/foot  Rs80/-  
 110mm  dummy  lid  -  Rs40
 Screw  lid  -  Rs  60(now  I  have  removed  the  threaded  part  to  stick  the  acrylic  sheet)
 6mm  clear  acrylic,  got  a  16x12"  sheet  for  Rs  120
 two  tank  barbs(1/2")  for  inlet  and  outlet  -  Rs30
 One  plastic  elbow  -  Rs10
 3Xcouplings  plastic  -  Rs25
 6Xhose  barbs(1/2")  -  Rs60
 2XUnion  ball  valves  -  Rs150
 One  PVC  tray(110mm)  used  under  the  canister  lid  has  a  convex  bottom  -  Rs30
 Pump  and  wires  -  Rs150
 
 And  the  most  expensive  part  
 12xPP  bolts  n  nuts(kept  6  in  spare)   -  Rs240(20each  set)
 
 If  we  consider  only  6,  then  Rs  120  went  on  the  filter.
 
 3xTeflon  tapes(10m),  I  wasted  a  lot  of  these  -  Rs  30
 Araldite  -  Rs60
 PVC  cement  -  Rs20
 M-seal  -  Rs20  
 
 Total  cost  -  A  lil  over  a  thousand  bucks!(without  media)
 
 Media  costs  another  100-150bucks.
 
 @Admins  and  mods...These  are  non-fishy  prices,  hence  posted  in  open  forum,  if  you  feel  this  still  offends  the  forum  rules,  you  can  remove  them.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 19, 2010 3:35 pm Post subject: Re: Canister Rebuilt, pics on Page 3 Reply with quote

 @Hamza:
 you  call  me  nata..  :)
 
 So  you  have  removed  the  threaded  cap  from  the  design  and  replaced  it  with  the  acrylic  plate.  
 you  stuck  the  acrylic  to  the  PVC  pipe  using  Araldite  cement  ?  
 i  can  see  a  cap  in  the  pic  you  posted  on  top  of  which  seems  to  be  the  Acrylic  sheet.
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