Vacuum Cleaner As Canister Filter???

Discussion in 'Filters and Filtration' started by shiv234, Jul 15, 2017.

  1. shiv234

    shiv234Well Known MemberMember

    So i have a waterproof vacuum cleaner with the o-ring thing. i was wondering it was a wet/dry vacuum i could use the sucking in piece as the intake, the blowing piece as the output and there is a filter inside the vacuum(its like a sponge from a sponge filter). And well under the filter is a storage that could be used as a biological filtration site. What you think
     
  2. TwoHedWlf

    TwoHedWlfWell Known MemberMember

    Well....I guess it could work. Super ghetto though, and I don't think I'd trust it long term. Also were you planning to use its motor to pump the water, or a DIY up something with a pond pump, or powerhead?
     
  3. 2211Nighthawk

    2211NighthawkFishlore VIPMember

    Like a shop vac or a actual vacume for the tank? Just trying to visualize.
     




  4. max h

    max hWell Known MemberMember

    if it's a wet/dry shop vac it will end up being noisy and I don't think that the motor head is built for that type use. water is much denser then air.
     
  5. OP
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    shiv234

    shiv234Well Known MemberMember

    actual vaccuum

    i didn't think of that
    or that.

    i wouldn't ever use this for a filter though....just an idea
     
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  6. Fashooga

    FashoogaFishlore VIPMember

    IT WOULD BE VERY LOUD IN MY OPINION AND YOU WOULD BE SHOUTING A LOT CAUSE IT'S SO LOUD...ALSO I THINK THE ENGINE IN THE WET-DRY-VAC WOULD DIE OFF DUE TO OVERHEATING...BUT THAT IS MY OPINION....CAN YOU HEAR ME?!

    :)
     
  7. 2211Nighthawk

    2211NighthawkFishlore VIPMember

    WHAT??

    :p
     
  8. OP
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    shiv234

    shiv234Well Known MemberMember

    SPEAK LOUDER
     
  9. 2211Nighthawk

    2211NighthawkFishlore VIPMember

    :D
    Aw man we do that at work all the time... earplugs and a loud environment as well as a healthy dose of smartaleks mean everyone yells at each other cause nobody can hear each other.

    But jokes aside, that is one thing to be worried about. I have heard of DIY filters dying because they overheated after being constantly running.
     
  10. OP
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    shiv234

    shiv234Well Known MemberMember

    ok
     




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