How to build a DIY bucket filter. More commonly known as a DIY aquarium cnaister filter.
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Uniseal Hole Size Chart
Uniseal for 1/2″ pipe (UNISEAL-0050) = 1.25 Hole Saw
Uniseal for 3/4″ pipe (UNISEAL-0075) = 1.25 Hole Saw
Uniseal for 1″ pipe (UNISEAL-0100) = 1.75 Hole Saw
Uniseal for 1.25″ pipe (UNISEAL-0125) = 2.00 Hole Saw
Uniseal for 1.5″ pipe (UNISEAL-0150) = 2.50 Hole Saw
Uniseal for 2″ pipe (UNISEAL-0200) = 3.00 Hole Saw
Uniseal for 3″ pipe (UNISEAL-0300) = 4.00 Hole Saw
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Please, show this as a fluidized filter.
Wow what a waste of time
Idk if this is checked anymore but what size uni seal did you use? This will be going on a 120 with 2 turtles. Thank you!
Finish your lessons!!! You ALWAYS end vids before talking about pumps and flow rates!!!
Very sloppy mr King of Diy sir..i bet canister dont even work..
I cannot for the life o me get that screw on lid to seal, it leaks everywhere and I have the pump pulling from the canister. Anyone has any ideas/experience with this issue?
2:54 instead of pvc and lighting diffuser use "grit guard" It's pretty much the same the same thing but is meant to get "grit" sand,dirt,debris etc off your brush and keep it at the bottom of the bucket when washing your vehicle.
Does not work. Leaks under pressure. Gamma seal rim has factory push pin marks to prevent from getting a good seal. Will work with pump in the bucket and a overflow to the bucket causing no pressure. Sort of like a mini sump. But like I said do not expect this bucket filter to work like any kind of sealed canister. Lid will spring leaks. I tried several gamma seals and they all leak under pressure no matter how much you tighten down on them.
That was a bad video👎👎👎
What size tank can you use one of these for. And can you use it permanently
What runs would you use if you made one of these for a 30 gallon tank? I know it's overkill but oh well !!!
BRUH don't start what you cant finish.
I have a bucket filter with a gamma seal lid and it leaks through the lid. I believe the seal in the lid can not handle the water pressure with the buckets on the floor. Is it best to elevate the buckets above the tank to weaken the pressure. Or is there something I can do to get a better seal on the lid? Or do you have any suggestions?
Bucket seal is bullshit. I tried this filter setup and the gama seals leaked like crazy
In india these are expensible than canisters 🙂
Thanks for all the experience👍👍
I’m going to use a 5 gallon bucket on a 5 gallon tank, may my water forever be clean
I'm having some pretty bad issues with having a good seal with the uniseals. The holes are drilled properly, one of the seals seems to be holding well on the output (on the bottom), but the top seal seems to leak air (followed by water) constantly. I've tried sealing it with super glue, but air finds another way out, followed by water again. It seems to be my only point of failure and is a bit frustrating :/ do you have any tips for this?
I been trying to figure out how to improve the mechanical filtration to this filter. They make external prefilter that are pretty cheap that give an extra piece of mind. Rerouting the intake to a prefilter and then to the bucket seems pretty simple. The one I ordered is about 2 liters but Joey's PVC filter design would make a great prefilter.
If i were to build a Aquarium Filter for my 135 gallon tank what is in your opinion the best filter to build that won't empty my pockets?
Made this and the gamma seal failed. Not waterproof under pressure. Use PVC!
I built this for my juvinile yellow belly slider tank and it works amazing. Smell locked in the bucket, tank stays clean for twice as long. The syphon suction and flow from the pump work together to keep all the big debris out of the tank way better than using the pump for suction. Thanks!
Hi, what is the best DIY canister filter for 50gallon tank? Size and LPH or GPH?
I want to do something similar with a 55 gallon drum.
What say you?