How Do You Make A Drip Fish Tank Filter?

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How Do You Make A Drip Fish Tank Filter?

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A drip filter is one of the easiest ways to add biological filtration to your aquarium, and making a simple and economical drip filter is as easy as a trip to the hardware store. You can build a drip filter for next to nothing that will provide sufficient filtration for a tank up to 150 gallons, or larger if you increase the bulkhead size. Prepare the buckets. Take the first bucket and drill several holes in the bottom with the 3/8 bit to provide adequate drainage. You want to put as many holes as you can without making it so weak that it will not hold the filter media. For the second bucket, use your saw to remove the bottom 2 inches of the bucket. Do not discard this 2 inches you have cut out. Take the 2-inch bottom that was removed from the second bucket and repeat the drilling process as on the first bucket, this time using the 3/16 bit. This will serve as your trickle plate. Using the hole saw, drill the top of the lid and install the bulkhead directly in the center of the bucket

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