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McNertney 02-22-2010 10:45 PM

DIY Sand filter
 
YouTube - MVI 2501
i made this out of a couple PVC caps, Silicone, sprinkler parts, a Rio pump, and one of those plastic jars you store nuts and bolts in. total cost 15 bucks.
can anyone tell me if its doing anything other than look cool?

redchigh 03-05-2010 11:37 AM

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Originally Posted by McNertney (Post 330615)
YouTube - MVI 2501
i made this out of a couple PVC caps, Silicone, sprinkler parts, a Rio pump, and one of those plastic jars you store nuts and bolts in. total cost 15 bucks.
can anyone tell me if its doing anything other than look cool?


It doesn't look like you got any replies...
I'm no expert, but I would imagine you've made something that works on the same principle as a sponge filter.
Probably good biological filter though...

Redknee 03-09-2010 06:41 PM

Biofilter, about it.

dukeonelove 06-16-2010 05:05 PM

that cool. sand filter is good for pools to clean the crip out of the water. but not a Biofilter

nomel 12-24-2010 08:17 PM

Supposedly, these are very nice because the constant movement makes sure that all of the surface area of the sand is in contact with fresh water and keeps that surface free of clogs and slime, perfect for the bacteria. From what I've read, they're used where high efficiency per volume of filter is needed, like large tanks and wastewater treatment plants. If industry uses it, you at least know it's efficient for the cost!

Bandy0390 03-16-2011 09:41 PM

Can you explain in detail how you did this?


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