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DIY Cannister Filter

Tom Greiner

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I am trying to create a cannister filter from a 3 gallon bucket with a gamma lid -- basically following the method of Joey from the King of DIY youtube videos.

Right now I have a problem. When I set it up it seems to run fine, but when I unplug the pump (simulating a power loss)  the syphon from the tank continues to flow in the bucket and leaks through the seal of the screw on gamma lid. I am wondering if anyone has a definitive solution for this problem.

I am thinking about installing a check valve on the inflow (and perhaps on the outflow as well). Do you think that would work? 

Thanks for advice/comments.


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