DIY canister filter?

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I am going to get a 300 gallon stock tank soon (once I've finished some of my existing projects) so I can start breeding cichlids. Has anyone here built a DIY canister filter? If so, what did you use for the filter body, a 5 gallon bucket, PVC pipe? What did you use for media?
 

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I am going to get a 300 gallon stock tank soon (once I've finished some of my existing projects) so I can start breeding cichlids. Has anyone here built a DIY canister filter? If so, what did you use for the filter body, a 5 gallon bucket, PVC pipe? What did you use for media?
Just make a sump. A 75g sump will be sufficient for a 300, and you can build one for roughly $300-600.
 
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