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Aquarium Filter Do It Yourself! DIY (In 20 Minutes)!

Sometimes, there are situations when we very urgently may need an aquarium filter, but there is no way to get it quickly. Most often this happens either because of the appearance of fry in the aquarium, and they must be urgently separated. Or because of the unexpected breakdown of the standard filter, and the life of all the inhabitants of the aquarium is under threat! And most often this happens when the stores are closed, or there is no way to wait for the delivery of the order from the Internet. Plus, there are situations where we can not use a standard aquarium filter and want to change it. For example, because of large holes and the danger of sucking fry or shrimp. And also, when we want to increase the area of ​​biological filtration, and there is no place in the standard filter for this. And this is our case.

Inspiration!

My friend and experienced aquarist from Latvia, once acquired a RESUN DM-400 aquarium set, with a very interesting filter design. It seems to be external, but is under the cover of the aquarium. I followed her example and also purchased this aquarium. I studied, wrote a whole post about him and about the filter in particular, and I consider this solution to the location of the aquarium filter, one of the best. It does not occupy space useful for fish, and is not visible from the outside. You can read more about it below!

Aquarium filter. What is needed for this?

To produce a biological aquarium filter, we do not need anything secret. We need only what is at home for almost every aquarist.

Empty plastic bottle, 0,5 liter.
Empty plastic bottle for aquarium filter. 0,5 plastic bottle for the manufacture of a biological filter in an aquarium.
Empty plastic bottle, 0,5 liter.
Any unnecessary filter or pump.
Filter for aquarium can be seen in this image. The filter for the aquarium can be seen in this picture.
Any unnecessary filter or pump.
A piece of foam to keep the filter on the surface of the water.
Polystyrene for aquarium filter can be seen in this image. The foam to hold the filter is shown in this image.
A piece of foam to keep the filter on the surface of the water.
Standard fillers for the filter. Synthepon and sponge.
Aquarium filter sponges can be seen in this image! Sponges for the aquarium filter can be seen in this picture.
Sintepon and sponge.
Ceramic rings for the aquarium filter.
Ceramic rings for aquarium filter can be seen in this image. Ceramic rings for the aquarium filter can be seen in this picture.
Ceramic rings for the aquarium filter.
Activated charcoal for an aquarium filter.
Activated carbon for aquarium filter can be seen in this image. Activated carbon for the aquarium filter can be seen in this image.
Activated carbon

Aquarium filter. Manufacturing process.

Make holes in the bottom of the plastic bottle.
Plastic bottle bottom with holes for aquarium filter can be seen in here. The bottom of the plastic bottle with holes for the aquarium filter can be seen in this image.
The holes in the bottom of the plastic bottle.

✅ Council. If you seriously take a great interest in aquariums, then you often have to deal with different plastic parts. Do holes or cut something. And to make this process easier, just heat the awl, nail or knife on the gas burner. It will be all plain sailing.
Special tool for making holes in plastic can be seen in this image. A special tool for making holes in plastic is shown in this picture.
We heat a screwdriver to make holes in a plastic bottle!
We add and stack the fillers.
Sponges for aquarium filter can be seen in here. Sponges for the aquarium filter can be seen in this picture.
We add and stack the fillers.

Connecting the pump to the filter.

We put the tube of the pump outlet into the neck of the bottle. If the diameters do not match, use a sponge to seal the gaps. Or, if time permits, fill with aquarium silicone.

DIY aquarium filter can be seen in this image. A self-made aquarium filter is shown in this image.
Filter is full!
The biological filter is ready!
DIY aquarium filter with pump can be seen in this picture. An aquarium filter with a pump is shown in this image.
The biological filter is ready!
Aquarium filter. Test.

You can see the results of the test in this short video.

Conclusion!

If you want to make an excellent biological filter, or increase the filtering surface of an already active filter. That this option can be confidently called an ideal solution.

The article is based on the personal experience of an experienced aquarist from Latvia, Kate Sadovska.
You can contact the groups at Facebook following the links below:
amazonium.net group.

Club of Aquarists of Latvia.

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