Introduction: DIY Motorized Mini Aquarium Filter

A DIY tutorial for how to build a micro MOTORIZED aquarium filter! This is an alternative to those pesky sponge filters people normally use for small aquatic habitats.                      NOT RECOMMENDED FOR SALTWATER AQUARIUMS

Parts List:
Pill bottle
Motor and Impeller
9V battery clip
Battery pack and batteries
6mm Pen Tube
Small piece of screen
Small piece of Duck Tape....or Duct tape...whatever it's called!
Optional: Switch for circuit

Tools List:
Hot gluegun and hot glue sticks
Drill and various drill bits
Wire Cutters
Wire Strippers
Optional: Soldering Iron/Heatshrink tubing/Wire Glue


regs3 (author)2017-01-16

Video does not exists... please update!

SparkySolar (author)2014-10-22

I love this instructable thank you so much

lean04 (author)2013-09-02

really cool! i think i´ll use it to filter tap water...
any dc motor would work? or you need some special one?

FLIPminoman (author)lean042013-09-03

Thanks! Yes any dc motor should work. Just be sure you have enough amperage if it's a bigger motor, and that you don't over power it if it's a smaller motor.

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