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Need container for placing filteration material (power head)

 
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 11, 2009 12:58 pm Post subject: Need container for placing filteration material (power head) Reply with quote

 Hi  there,  
 
 For  my  smaller  tanks,  I  am  looking  for  some  kind  of  container  where  I  can  store  filteration  material  (sponge,  carbon  etc.).  
 
 Recently,  powerhead  in  my  hanging  filter  broke  down  and  LFS  owner  suggested  that  I  go  for  a  new  power  head.  I  got  a  new  power  head  and  decided  to  use  the  container  in  my  broken  filter  and  thus  my  new  filteration  system  is  working.  
 
 I  found  this  filteration  as  much  more  effective  than  sponge  filteration.  I  also  have  full  control  on  power  head  speed  also.  In  some  ways,  it  works  out  cheaper  as  well.  
 
 Now  I  want  to  change  all  my  air  pump  set-ups  to  power  head  setups.  The  only  problem  I  am  facing  in  this  regard  is  lack  of  container  to  keep  filteration  material.  If  anyone  in  Bangalore  has  container  of  broken  down  hanging  filters  (bigger  is  better),I  would  be  interested  in  it.  
 
 Alternatively,  work  around  to  make  new  containers  based  on  material  commonly  available  in  market  is  most  welcome.  
 
 I  would  like  to  attach  containers  to  the  tank  itself  hanging.  Another  thing  is  I  would  not  like  to  stick  it  permanantly  (glass  tanks)  because  it  becomes  inflexible.  Too  many  constraints  may  be  ;)
 
 Suggestions  are  welcome...
 
 Incidentally,  I  have  about  5  Kribenses  born  in  my  tanks  for  give  away.  They  have  now  grown  somewhat  big...
 
 If  anyone  is  interested,  you  can  come  and  pick  it  up.  Only  hobbyists
 
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 11, 2009 4:39 pm Post subject: Re: Need container for placing filteration material (power h Reply with quote

 For  DIY  type,  Use  500ml  (or  bigger)  coke/Pepsi  bottles  filled  with  filter  media.  THe  tapered  bottom  attachment  of  power  heads  should  fit  these  nicely.  YOu  will  have  to  make  slits  and  holes  in  the  bottles  appropriately.  
 
 You  also  get  the  bottom  portion  of  power  filters  seperately  at  some  LFS's.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 13, 2009 1:38 am Post subject: Re: Need container for placing filteration material (power h Reply with quote

 Just  the  black  plastic  canisters  are  avalible  in  Shivaji  Nagar  Bangalore.  And  most  LFS.
 They  are  cheap.
 Another  option  is  to  take  a  1  Ltr  Pulpy  orange,  coke  2  ltr,  or  oil   plastic  bottle  (FInd  a  plastic  bottle  whose  opening  fits  your  power  head  bottom.
 Cut  out  the  base  make  the  slits  and  holes  and  fill  with  1  layer  foam,  1  layer  carbon,  1  layer  tank  wool.
 Works  quite  well.  May  sure  your  power  head  has  some  nice  serious  flow  and  your  set  to  go.
 I  like  to  buy  an  over  rated  power  head  like  the  biggest  one  on  the  market.  And  then  control  the  flow  output  force  with  the  density  of  filter  media  used.  The  best  I  could  find  in  India  was  the  35  watt  Boyu.
 For  less  than  a  grand  you  can  have  a  pretty  decent  filter  going.
 If  your  bothered  about  looks.  buy  the  black  plastic  canisters  and  fill  with  what  ever  media  you  like.  You  can  chain  them  one  on  top  of  the  other.
 I  use  4  in  my  30"  high  tank.  Cycle  the  cleaning  so  that  at  any  given  time  at  least  2  cans  have  good  bacteria  in  them.  Cause  when  you  wash  the  media  your  going  to  kill  the  bacteria.  Having  multiple  cans  cleaned  in  a  cycle  prevents  this  from  happening.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 13, 2009 11:34 am Post subject: Re: Need container for placing filteration material (power h Reply with quote

                                                   
Preeths  wrote  (View  Post):                
For  DIY  type,  Use  500ml  (or  bigger)  coke/Pepsi  bottles  filled  with  filter  media.  THe  tapered  bottom  attachment  of  power  heads  should  fit  these  nicely.  YOu  will  have  to  make  slits  and  holes  in  the  bottles  appropriately.  
 
 You  also  get  the  bottom  portion  of  power  filters  seperately  at  some  LFS's.                

 
 Thats  a  good  idea...  can  you  post  a  picture  please   Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 20, 2009 11:09 pm Post subject: Re: Need container for placing filteration material (power h Reply with quote

 Thank  you...  I  will  try  visiting  Shivaji  Nagar  this  weekend  to  look  for  the  black  plastic  canisters...  Yes  the  photo  of  the  set-up  would  be  nice...
 
 
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