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PostPosted: Wed Jul 25, 2007 11:41 pm Post subject: A Rs130 power filter Reply with quote

 hi  everybody
 
 In  my  city  lucknow  the  prices  for  all  fish  item  are  very  high  so  I  thought  to  make  this  power  filter.
 The  power  head  is  a  submersible  Â pump  from  china  used  in  regular  cooler,Rs  110,  the  box  from  my  kitchen  Rs  20,  Â sand  and  foam  as  filter  media.  
 
 Cut  hole  in  the  cover  of  the  box  so  a  pipe  can  go  through.
 Cut  the  foam  according  the  box  shape  it  should  fill  half  of  the  box.
 Cut  a  small  hole  in  the  middle  of  the  the  foam  so  the  pipe  can  go  through  it.
 Drill  small  hole  in  the  power  head  nozzle  to  put  the  air  pipe.
 Make  small  hole  or  slits  in  the  Â pipe.
 Place  the  foam  first  in  the  box  then  put  the  pipe,  next  put  the  sand  and  then  tight  the  cover  and  place  power  head  on  it  make  sure  the  pipe  fit  the  power  head  properly.  Â   That’s  all.
 
 My  filter  is  working  Â properly  in  my  tank,  made  of  hardboard  box  and  plastic  sheets.
 
 Pic  1.  Filter  in  tank
 Pic  2.  Parts  of  filter
 Pic  3.  Power  head
 Pic  4.  Pipe  and  sand.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2007 2:58 am Post subject: Re: A Rs130 power filter Reply with quote

 If   there  is  a  gap  of  a  inch  between  the  bottom  and  the  foam   all  the  dirt  on  the  outside  will  be  sucked  in  and  the  filter  will  be  more  affective.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2007 9:42 am Post subject: Re: A Rs130 power filter Reply with quote

                                                   
dashingoan  wrote  (View  Post):                
If   there  is  a  gap  of  a  inch  between  the  bottom  and  the  foam   all  the  dirt  on  the  outside  will  be  sucked  in  and  the  filter  will  be  more  affective.                

 
 If  there  is  perforated  pipe  in  the  center  of  the  filter  leading  to  the  power  head  the  filter  will  take  longer  to  jam.  Even  branded  filters  goof  up  here.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2007 9:55 am Post subject: Re: A Rs130 power filter Reply with quote

 Hi,
 Nice  design,you  can  save  further  Rs  20  by  using  a  plastic  2  litre  pepsi  or  coke  bottle.
 with  warm  regards
 shishir  kamat
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2007 10:12 am Post subject: Re: A Rs130 power filter Reply with quote

 Nice  design  IQSS....
 
   Have  you  also  looked  at  reducing  the  turbulance  keeping  the  same  flow  rate.
 
 Raghu
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2007 10:45 am Post subject: Re: A Rs130 power filter Reply with quote

 hi  all
 thanks  for  appreciation.
 
 tony  the  foam  in  front  of  in  take  is  cut  off  so  no  cloging
 
 Trevor  the   pipe  is  perforated  in  the  center  
 
 shishir  kamat   the  cola  bottels  are  light  and  the  hight  is  prob  ,they  fall  to  bottom  with  the  power  head  force.
 
 Raghu   how  to  reduce  the  turbulance  keeping  the  same  flow  rate  pl  help.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2007 11:40 am Post subject: Re: A Rs130 power filter Reply with quote

 C  if  you  can  make  a  Conical  shaped  one  that  can  be  fit  in  to  the  filter  outlet.  You  need  to  ensure  that  the  tapering  is  gradual  and  should  not  be  like  a  funnel,  This  to  some  extent  can  reduce  turbulance.  On  the  other  hand  if  the  filter  flow  is  the  same  and  the  pump  has  a  bigger  dia  output  that  would  also  help  reduce  turbulance.
 
   On  the  other  hand  diverting  the  filter  output  to  the  glass  also  helps.
 
 Raghu
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2007 12:24 pm Post subject: Re: A Rs130 power filter Reply with quote

 Novel  Idea.  how  long  u  been  using  it,  and  how  effective  it  is  ?
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2007 1:10 pm Post subject: Re: A Rs130 power filter Reply with quote

 Is  it  really  the  pump  used  in  air  coolers?  it  looks  exactl  the  same  as  a  normal  aquarium  powerhead.  How  much  water  can  it  pump  in  an   hour?  Thanks  a  lot  for  the  idea  iqss,  we  can  save  about  3/4th  the  cost  on  filteration.
 
 They  last  atleast  3-4  years  in  a  cooler.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2007 2:59 pm Post subject: Re: A Rs130 power filter Reply with quote

 Hi,
 Are  these  Chinese  pumps  available  in  Bangalore?
 with  regards
 shishir  Kamat
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2007 3:05 pm Post subject: Re: A Rs130 power filter Reply with quote

 The  pump  looks  the  same  as  the  ones  in  my  desert  coolers.  The  chinese  ones  are  of  the  same  design  as  the  waterproof  impeller  pumps  we  use  in  the  tanks  though  no  guarantees  for  quality  control!!  
 
 These  are  also  quite  powerful  -  I  dont  think  they  mention  their  flow  rate  but  these  certainly  provide  adequate  pressure  head  -  my  large  cooler  is  easily  a  meter  high  inside  and  the  water  comes  out  at  the  top  with  quite  some  force.  I  think  the  Eheim  canisters  develop  around  1.5  -  2.5  meters  pressure  head?
 
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2007 5:52 pm Post subject: Re: A Rs130 power filter Reply with quote

 Yes  Shishir  they  are  available  in  Bangalore.  SP  road.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2007 6:01 pm Post subject: Re: A Rs130 power filter Reply with quote

 Hi,
 Madan  you  are  a  walking  talking  encyclopedia  Thumb Up  
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2007 6:06 pm Post subject: Re: A Rs130 power filter Reply with quote

 Shishir  we  used  these  pumps  to  set  up  massive  UG  filters  at  the  Govt.  Aquarium  in  Cubbon  Park  3  years  ago.  We  got  a  4000  liter/hr  powerhead  for  1/4  the  price  of  an  aquarium  powerhead.
 
 They  are  still  doing  fine,  I  mean  the  ones  not  stolen.  If  I  am  not  mistaken  28  power  heads  were  fitted  in  the  tanks.
 
 The  best  part  is,  these  power  heads  can  be  used  outside  water.  They  need  not  necessarily  be  placed  inside  water.  Try  that  with  an  aquarium  power  head  and  you'll  have  a  tsunami  in  the  house.  Chuckle
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2007 6:18 pm Post subject: Re: A Rs130 power filter Reply with quote

 Hi  Madan,
 can  you  PM  me  the  approx  price  of  this  filter  and  the  shop  on  SP  road  who  deal  in  them,would  like  to  get  some
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