So, I've decided to make a homemade canister filter.
I've dont some research to take the best and worst from other projects...
These are some of the fundamentals-
1. Make sure it is easily servicable, and yet watertight.
Solution- Make it out of a large plastic jar (like a peanut butter jar.)
2. Many builds end up costing the same as an off the shelf canister.
Solution- reuse materials I have already and buy online... Peanutbutter jar, cheap pump...Fittings will be pricey though.
3. Pump can break prematurely if dirty water passes through it.
Solution- put it behind the filter material.
4. They are often ugly.
solution- who cares? I could always paint it, but I like the idea of it being transparent (So I can monitor the media.)
5. Don't want to have to 'prime' it every time I perform maintenance.
Solution- Use those pricey fittings I mentioned.
Any other ideas?
How much flow would I need to filter a 10-20 gallon? (just a guess)