DIY Motorized Mini Aquarium Filter

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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
Cable
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
Scissors
Pliers
Wire Cutters
Wire Strippers
Optional: Soldering Iron/Heatshrink tubing/Wire Glue

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    regs3

    2 years ago

    Video does not exists... please update!

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    lean04

    5 years ago on Introduction

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

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    FLIPminomanlean04

    Reply 5 years ago on Introduction

    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.