new diy filter from old flter peices

bryce1217

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I was wondering if any body could give me ideas on how to make a diy filter from old filter peices that I have around from other filters. I don't have any money so what I have is what I have.
I have:
the bucket for an aquaclear 20 (has hole in bottom from where the motor is supposed to attach)
2 air stones
2 air pumps
1 long peice of pipe
carbon
2 sponges (1 is long and skinny, 1 is short and fat)
a peice that hold the carbon pouch in the filter
filter intake pipe
bubble wand
2 feet of airline tubing
medium sized suction cups

haha, I love lists
thanks in advance!
 

MellyRu

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Hey Bryce-
I just saw this video this morning, was a cool way to be cheap on a filter
Sounds like you have everything except a soda/juice bottle and some media. The media is only a few bucks at one of the LFS.

I have NOT tried this, so I have no idea if it really works well........

 
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bryce1217

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ok, that's cool. thanks! you will probably be the only one to reply. thanks!
 

zombiecat03

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Necessity is the mother of invention. I would've never thought of it. Post on how it goes and what you come up with.
 
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bryce1217

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I actually just bought another filter when I went to the store today so you were a little late. lol. sorry. I bought an aqua clear 20
 

MellyRu

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Oh sorry, I'm always late
This guy had a few more videos that I'm gonna watch too. I like cheap and I like DIY!
 
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bryce1217

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its ok. I like cheap too. lol. I like cheap and effective. lol. thanks!
 

AllyBaby

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How much does K1 (not sure how its spelled) normally cost and can I substitute carbon or other filter media for this?
 

AllyBaby

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Also, how do you know when to replace the K1?
 

limpet102511

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Think I might make one of these bad boys when I get closer to hurricane season. Could you also use Fluval Pre-Filter Media or other types?

at 9:24 he said you never have to clean the k1 it self
 

Lunas

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K1 is just a nylon plastic it could it not be substituted for something else of the same substance
like the paper roll cores for an adding machine if cut into sections might be very similar to k1. But really I think you could use any hard plastic that floats perhaps cut up drinking straws.
 

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