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DIY Aquarium Overhead Sump Filter

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Published on 31 Aug 2020 / In Pets & Animals

DIY Aquarium Overhead Sump Filter Build:
Overhead sump filter is an easy to build DIY project that you can do at home. It is cheap, there is no need of drilling through aquarium glass for connecting overflow system and no powerful aquarium pump is required to pump water back to the fish tank. In this video, i will show you how i have built an 8.5 liter aquarium top filter.

Requirements:
1. Container or a planter: (i spent $15 for tools tray)
2. Aquarium pump: (i paid $19 for 200L/h pump bought on ebay)
3. Selley's silicone: I already had it at home (otherwise $13 if you don't have any)
4. Bio Media: $18 a kilogram for bio bakki balls and $10 for ceramic noodles 500 gram
5. Mechanical Filtration: I used some i already had at home (otherwise $5 app)
6. Clear Vinyl hose: $5
6. Electric drill with paddle bits
Total Cost: $85, if you do not have any of the above material apart from drill and bits.

Measurement of tools tray is 60 cm x 15 cm x 12 cm (L x W x H). I drill holes for the outlet at 9 cm height, which gives me just above 8 liter water capacity and also provide enough space to add 3 kg of submerged bio media. According to Pond Guru's calculation, normally stocked aquarium requires 1 kg bio media per 100 Liter. In my case, i will have more than enough bio media in my filter. It is important to calculate the capacity of filter box before drilling any holes.

Mechanical Filtration: I have used coarse, medium and fine foam and have allocated 2 compartments of the tray for this purpose.
Biological Filtration: I have used H2 Pro Glass noodles and bio bakki balls

Enjoy watching this video and i hope it can help you in building your own overhead DIY aquarium sump filter and you might also find this article useful https://www.fishaholic.net/201....9/06/how-to-build-ov

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