Diy Canister Or Typical Hob?

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Bruxes and Bubbles

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For my next tank build, I am trying to decide what I will do in terms of filtration. All of my tanks currently run on Aqueon Quietflows, but they do tend to create a 'waterfall' effect in the tank, and I don't think that will be optimal for the tank I'm trying to create. I looked online at canister filters for sale, but most were quite expensive compared to a $25 HOB filter. I love how the canisters are able to be modified for water flow, though, so I looked around for some DIY instructions and came across this:


Do you guys think that this filter would work well in the long run? I love how it will be able to be easily hidden, and it's not hard to make at all. Thoughts?
 

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I do not have experience with them personally but have you looked at SUNSUN canisters? Many people run them and I have not seen many complaints
However DIY stuff can be fun if you like doing that
 

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you could just use a five gallon bucket and use water tight seals around it connecting to 2 pvc pipes of whatever size you want.
 
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DutchMutch said:
you could just use a five gallon bucket and use water tight seals around it connecting to 2 pvc pipes of whatever size you want.
While I would love to do one like that, my stand is metal and open, so the bucket would be sitting on the side of the tank...I don't think my parents would like that too much.

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I do not have experience with them personally but have you looked at SUNSUN canisters? Many people run them and I have not seen many complaints
However DIY stuff can be fun if you like doing that
That was the brand I was looking at. Same issue as above though. Hiding it wouldn't be easy.
 

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may want to just get a quietflow HOB then or something. If your going for aesthetics and concerned about your parents looking at it, with an open stand. Options are limited for what your looking for. Try a Hydor canister filter.
 
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DutchMutch said:
may want to just get a quietflow HOB then or something. If your going for aesthetics and concerned about your parents looking at it, with an open stand. Options are limited for what your looking for. Try a Hydor canister filter.
I will look into them. Thank you.
 
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