Aquatic Turtle Rescue & Adoption
- Aug 2, 2015
- Reaction score
- Hardiness Zone
- Zone 7b
I got tired of having a canister filter to clean for every terrarium so I decided to see if I could build a single centralized unit to clean them in groups of three. Luckily I was able to recycle parts from all the old canister filters and only had to buy general supplies such as sealant, epoxy, large pump & pipe/hose. The filter runs about 2200 gallons per hour split among two 75 gallon tanks and a 150 gallon tank. The external unit is a 16 gallon PVC canister with a 12 gallon reserve tank with a valve that will automatically add water to the terrariums if the water evaporates more than one inch below full. The filter has 5 stages, a pre-filter, bio filter, stone + silica, activated carbon & a 24 watt UV sterilizer. I have been running it for 28 days now without and water changes or tank cleaning. Below are images of the three tanks that are connected to the central unit after having been run the 28 days.