Build the Filter
|The filter plate pictured was part of a kit for
a 55 gallon aquarium and is larger than necessary. You can use any plate
that is at least 6" X 8".
|After the tank is built, measure the space available
in the bottom of the tank. The width should always be about 8" but
the depth will vary between 4" and 6" depending on where you make
|Cut the sides from the leftover portion of the
plate to use with your filter.
|Use masking tape to hold the side pieces while
glueing. I've found that the thickened version of the acrylic cement works
very well with the filter plate plastic.
|The finished plate fits in the bottom of the tank
with about 1/2" to spare on each side.