Retrofit Canister Filter Into Ar980 Tank

  1. Brannor

    Brannor Valued Member Member

    So I've never found photos, but have seen stories of people doing it.

    I didn't like the "1000 lph" pump in it as it struggled to deal with a clogged pre-filter. So I bought a 1400 canister filter and did this.

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    Hack saw and stone polisher drill bit to cut the curve section.

    Slight hum now because of the water pushing through the outlet holes. (Used 2 of the 3 segments). Took around 2 hours to cut and then put the new canister together with the BB from the old filter.

    I put all the filter media from my wife's first filter into her canister filter as it could fit. I have to leave some of the AR980 hard plastic casing and the cloth out... But all the noodles, mesh and extra filter padding all fitted.

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  2. Coradee

    Coradee Moderator Moderator Member

    Giving this a bump up for you