DIY Freshwater Wet/dry Filter




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EO Rhino: What method do you (and others) use to return the water to your system during your water changes? I could use a hose or hose and pump setup but for now I prefer to use buckets with my chemicals mixed in. I've been pouring water from 5 gal. bucket into the DT or sump but it disturbs the substrate too much. Recently, I've started to pull one of the drawers out partially and pouring the water into the drawer.

whitedragon1337: I have to agree with lots of other comments here...that plastic drawer idea is genius! Great job! Do you still have that system running? Any more details on how you modded the drawers?

Huy Nguyen: @brh5073 idk ether im having the same problem can u let me know if u find an answer?

juane1l: i've seen 100's of wet/dry's and mostly in freshwater application planning to build my own, and this was the best as far as utilizing a trickle tower... it seems like no one thinks of a trickle tower in FW applications[whats a sump with out a trrickle tower?] "not a sump" is the answer

elway90290: @IowaCoffee its quiet as f**k lol i clean it during my weekly water change. just the filter pads though, the rest of the media is biological.

Zac Cannon: Song playing? Jw thanks

captmicha: @elway90290 Awesome. I want to make this when I have money. Lol.

elway90290: @Gixxr11 well because of evaporation it happens but not enough that u cant replace the evaporated water during regular water changes hope that answers ur question

beavertown2006: freaking brilliant!

hawaiinino: nice freakin design..i like the drawer part easy maintenace..i had to get some ideas cause im thinking of making my own sump..i think yours was the most helpful...great video man...

elway90290: @704zombie for a 125 most likely u would need a bigger tank for a sump coz u may need more filter media and a bigger return pump. my external overflow comes with a 1 in bulkhead, so i use 1 in pvc and some flex hose from home depot or any hardware store.

amdmeplz: wonderfull i just got ahld of a 65 gallon main tank so i was looking to do a sump outta the old 10 gallon tank and this is the motivation i needed at 7am thank you

00Blackmac: @elway I'm looking into sumps. In your setup, what do you do for power outtages?

ditel savage: Very interesting and innovative. Looks as though it works perfectly.

666psychadellic: nice sump man i like the little minnie dresser thing

Caio Stanchak: suggestion: replace the gay colored gravel to a thiner natural one.

RobertosLife: i like,,,, thumbs up

Juan Alvarado: Can you please explain how did you do it especially the siphon

elway90290: @whitedragon1337 awesome. ur apt sounds a lot like my dream apt lol

EvolvedRS: Nice and tidy setup. :)

Silva Jr: my questiong is what happens to the system when your water level in the tank is to low

elway90290: @captmicha yes it has been tested. i went with the smallest bit i had then tested it until i had the right size of holes to fit my setup

whitedragon1337: @elway90290 Cool! Simple and cheap...two of my favorite words! I'm moving into a new apt. next week that has a sweet custom built tank that acts as a partial room divider near the front door. It's all drilled and plumbed with a standpipe/overflow setup...just missing the filtration...so I need a canister or a sump/wet dry. Your setup has inspired me! Thanks again for posting it!

Bryan Homer: how do you start the flow when you first turn it on and how do you get it to perfectly flow in at the same rate it goes out cause if it s a little off it will either overflow or run dry in the bottom tank

elway90290: @whitedragon1337 thanx. yes its still running. the drawers are just drilled on the bottom, i forget the size of drill bit, but the size of the holes depends on the gph of ur return pump so water wont overflow on the drawers. then i cut a hole on the white top of the drawer for the inlet hose from the overflow.

PaNdeM0niuM: I like your 'pull out drawers' !! that's very clever and convenient.

elway90290: @brh5073 i have an overflow box with a U tube so i use an airline tube to suck out the air in the U tube to start the siphon that never breaks. just get an overflow that exceeds the maximum output of ur return pump but not too much coz air bubbles would form in the tube and the siphon will break thus overflowing the main tank.

captmicha: Have you tested this for overflow in case your power goes out? What size hole do you need in the bottom of the drawers for X GPH pump?

Aniket Karvir: Instead of dat stupid song u cud have explained ssum things about ur diy wet dry sump filter

704zombie: i love how your sump works! i wanna do one just like this for my 125 but i was woundaring if i would need to ho up to a 20g? what size hoses did u use to plumb all of it? thanks

Meldium: now thats a cheap design and it seems to be very effective too. i have a 380gph water pump. i just dont know what size tubing i need. i tried this with a bucket but it was more of a hassle to clean then anything. what are the dividers your using? good job man. 5/5

fishbroloach: your bio cubes need to be under water for best bio filtration. all it is here is a rock that water runs off of. the perfect color is a light green to brown.
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