Diy Canister

Discussion in 'Filters and Filtration' started by Prodriver86, Apr 24, 2017.

  1. Prodriver86

    Prodriver86New MemberMember

    Looking to make my own canister 4inch pvc or abs where do you guys buy your or make your media from
  2. ReefDudes

    ReefDudesNew MemberMember

    I personally use ceramic rings or other ceramic media but I have also seen lots just use the pot scrubbies
  3. OP

    Prodriver86New MemberMember

    Yes I was curious about the mechanical media part of my filter build sorry .... do you know if the plain green scrubbed are Chem free and fish safe
  4. ReefDudes

    ReefDudesNew MemberMember

    You want the colourful cheap ones from the dollar store that are like a plastic stingey thing. Make sure they are chemical few. Usually the cheaper they are the Better and less like to have additives
  5. purslanegarden

    purslanegardenWell Known MemberMember

    I have used -- lava rocks, river rock/pebbles, marbles, nylon scrubbies, sponges, scouring pads or sponges (all with no added chemicals), polyster quilt material. I've seen others use plastic bottles cut up, plastic straws cut up, swimming noodles cut up, etc
    It's actually interesting the amount of materials that can be substituted without buying something specifically manufactured for aquarium filtering.
  6. BreamDream

    BreamDreamNew MemberMember

    Hi my canister is made from a 2 litre airtight spaghetti tub. Two 1/2" tank connectors top and bottom. Garden hose connectors and push-fit adapters complete the job. Only 45 gph at the moment but sufficient for my 10 gallon tank. C

    Canister is stuffed with chemical free scouring sponges, a handful of peat, biomax ceramic cylinders and 100ml purigen bag.
  7. ReefDudes

    ReefDudesNew MemberMember

    I made my reactor canisters out of pasta jars