Will depend on the quality of the canister filter you make. Tomorrow there will be sales online for Petco and Petsmart. Also Amazon and other sites also will probably be having sales tomorrow till cyber monday
Looking to make my own canister 4inch pvc or abs where do you guys buy your or make your media from
Then don't do it lol, How about using sponge filters instead
You can also cover them with some plants, maybe? Get some pothos and hide the pipes.
Paint the back glass all black and use black tubes, it’ll look better at least.
A 30 gallon doesn’t require that much filtration. Two sponge filters would do the trick. A five gallon bucket filter would be more suitable for 75 gal + IMO. You can add current to your tank with other things.
Not pointless at all. If your tank was bigger it would be a great idea.
My only issue is the input and output. I don’t want 2 ugly pipes protruding in the tank. I don’t want to drill the glass tank either. Any ideas?
I am assuming that the 5 gallon bucket won't bother you as it too is quite big and will be visible unless upu find a clever way to hide it.
The output to the tank is easy - as you can come in through the lid of the tank and allow the water to fall from a small hight into the tank. So you will not see the output in the tank itself.
As far as the input to the filter is concerned, it will be visible as:
My suggestion would be to buy the input pipe (you can get them separately) with a siphon on the end and place it in the corner of the tank. After a while you will get some sort of dirt or algae on it and it will get less visible blending into the surrounds.
- you want to try and pull the water as near the bottom of the tank as possible on the opposite side to the output to ensure the water is flowing through the hole tank.
- you need to protect the intake so fish don't get pulled in.
You will not need to drill the glass for the aforementioned solution