DIY Stock Tank Filter

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i installed a 100 gallon stock tank filter .. .... used the existing drain as my bottom drain , ya sure its not all the way down but it does not leak , i have had big trouble with shower drains leaking in other vessels ,,and no more holes to cut

put in 2 each out flow 2 inch pipe using inserts .. set them as low as you can . you can use elbow and extend as high as you want .. .. infeed over the top piped to the bottom .. flows very good

look at this chart . i have tested it for accuracy ,
if you put 3 inches of water over a 2 inch straight pipe it will flow 1800 gph,, times 2 as i set 2 each 2 inch with inserts
more than you ever want to flow through a filter element .
2 out flow is a good idea .. there is always something getting around and blocking up one.
regards leaks , i only drilled 2 holes for the out flow and installed the rubber inserts , damfi can recall the proper nomenclature for those just now ..
zero leak ... i wnt down and dug one out .. uniseal rubber inserts .
i have used many 2 inch a couple 3 inch and 4 inch .. on a thin material like a 55G blue barrel might require some goop , but on thick material like a stock tank no goop required ,, might well require some finesse to get the pipe in though , and a big rubber hammer [ and beveling of the pipe to be inserted and some ,,+ slickumup stuff+ ].. i put a 2 inch uniseal in though the side of a 10 inch PVC .. worked good . i think i might put a 2 inch uniseal in a 4 inch .. ..
so in my stock tank filter i used existing drain for bottom drain [ knife valve exterior ] popped in 2 each holes for out floe maybe 6-8 inches below the top.. using +uniseal+ inserts ,, ran the inflow in over the top piped to bottom ,, valved with ball valve .. stuffed it full with bags of mixed media

works good . no leaks
 

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Has anyone incorporated, a stock tank filter into a existing tetra... water fall & skimmer setup. If so ??? if not thoughts ideas how ? My pump is submerged and sets on bottom .. So water flows into skimmer filter goes down through pump then back out water fall filter... as my fish grow I would like more filtration.. yet would prefer it be hidden..
 
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