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post #1 of 7 Old 09-25-2009, 04:49 PM Thread Starter
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Talking my DIY fry tank FILTER. what u think??

i have a small fry tank and decided to make a filter. all i used was,

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scrubby sponge, carbon, hair ties, pvc pipe, small plastic cup, airrator and air stone.

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i cut the middle of the scrubber sponge and unrolled it. taking out the sponge in the middle. i cut a section of this off and tied one end closed. then added carbon and tied the other end.
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then put the carbon in the bottom of the cup. add ur pipe sticking out an inch or 2 above the cup top.and stick the the rest of the sponge netting around the tube. and add some gravel to top it off. (optional)- i cut another piece of netting off and used hair ties to put over the top so that if the filter gets knocked over it doesnt spill rock everywhere!!!

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there u go!!! a nice fry filter customized and made my way! lol!!! tell me what u think or what u would change??
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post #2 of 7 Old 09-25-2009, 09:26 PM
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woah thats nifty!

how come the sponge thing starts off red but is blue in all the other piccies?
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post #3 of 7 Old 09-26-2009, 06:04 PM Thread Starter
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i already had it tore when i decided to make a post about it. i have a bunch of diff colors so i put one in for the photo!
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post #4 of 7 Old 09-27-2009, 05:01 AM
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well done,that looks great,
how is it getting on ?
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post #5 of 7 Old 09-27-2009, 10:27 AM Thread Starter
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good. im currently not useing it yet. only because my batch of fry have now come yet! but ill keep u updated on how well its working as soon as its put to good work!
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post #6 of 7 Old 10-07-2009, 03:20 PM
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I love DIY filters.. this one looks great! i may have to try it out for my breeding tanks. if i get to it i will send you a cool box filter set up i use in my big tank..

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post #7 of 7 Old 10-08-2009, 04:47 PM
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i'll keep and eye out for this thread,as i will look forward
to hearing how you get on.
the very best of luck with it.
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