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I have a 125 gallon South American setup currently filtered by a fluval fx6 and a 80 gallon HOB filter. Looking to get rid of the HOB and do a DIY canister filter made out of a 5 gallon bucket, Anyone have any good tips, designs or ideas for this ? I was originally gonna purchase a fluval fx4 but want to save some money and do a DIY filter
 

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This diy version i like a bit better.
 
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What is a canister filter?
A cylindrical pressurized sump.

What is the most problematic part of a canister filter?
Because it is pressurized, its a hassle to clean, non-user friendly.

Why?
Because it must be shut down, and basically taken off line, and taken apart to be cleaned.

What's the big deal with that?
If it's hard to clean, it doesn't get cleaned, and becomes a nitrate production center.
 

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What is a canister filter?
A cylindrical pressurized sump.

What is the most problematic part of a canister filter?
Because it is pressurized, its a hassle to clean, non-user friendly.

Why?
Because it must be shut down, and basically taken off line, and taken apart to be cleaned.

What's the big deal with that?
If it's hard to clean, it doesn't get cleaned, and becomes a nitrate production center.
Not to mention that it needs to be water tight in order to be pressurized. The concept of DIY canister filters is a disaster. You are asking for a mess
 
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