HOW TO: clear aquarium water – POLISHER FILTER
Hi everybody, joey here again and welcome
back. So today I’m going to show you guys a cheap and easy way to polish your aquarium
water. Now the benefits to polishing your aquarium water are obvious. We all want crystal
clear water with no floating debris. This project will allow you to accomplish just
that. So to accomplish this project you’re only going to need three things. You’re going
to need a water bottle, you’re going to need a power head and you’re also going to need
some polyester filling. Commonly known in the aquarium hobby as filter floss. For a
water bottle, all you’re really going to need is one of the smaller sizes. Approximately
five hundred milliliters. You’re also going to need filter floss and this is where you
will save money. Typically speaking, you can get filter floss at a pet store. Filter floss
is filter floss though. It’s all 100% polyester. So what I like to do instead is go to a local
Wal-Mart or fabric store and buy a large bag of quilt batting. This will cost around five
dollars. This will last you months. All you need to do is make sure it is 100% polyester
filling and it has no additives like mold or mildew resistant additives. You will also
need a power head. Now the preferred brand is the maxi jet power head. This is due to
its design. You don’t have to get a maxi jet, but one with this design will be ideal. You
can pick up a small power head for this project for around ten to fifteen dollars in most
cases. So let’s get started with the project itself, and then we will move onto how and
why it works. So first of all you’re going to need your water bottle. You will want to
cut off the bottom of the bottle you don’t need the bottom; you just need the top half.
Cut it right around the bottom. It won’t really matter where you cut it as you just need enough
room for the filter floss and you will see why in a moment. That’s really the only step
you need to take. From there, it gets really easy. The next step is to take your power
head. Now the maxi jet comes with a pre filter on it that protects the impeller from debris.
The reason why we want to use a maxi jet brand is very specific and simple. When you put
it on a bottle or a bottle end, it fits really snug. It’s not going to come off any time
soon. It’s the perfect fit. The next step is obviously putting the filter floss inside
of this bottle. Just like that. That’s it. It’s very simple. So when we turn the power
head on once installed into an aquarium, obviously it’s going to work like a regular power head.
It’s going to suck water in through the intake and recycle it back to the aquarium through
the output. But now that we have this bottle filled with filter floss it’s going to have
to suck the water through this filter floss before it can be pushed back out of the output.
So that’s it. We just basically install it into the tank and let it polish the aquarium.
When you’re done, take the power head out and remove the actual bottle. You can put
your power head right back in. The overall cost is really just going to lie in the actual
power head that you will need to purchase as well as the actual filter floss. The filter
floss itself is going to last you two to three months or probably a lot more if this is all
you’re using it for. The power head, you only have to buy it once and like I said, it’s
going to have multiple uses. You can use it for a lot of different projects. So that’s
it folks. I hope you enjoyed the video, I want to thank you guys for watching and we’ll
see you next time.