The Fish Cave - DIY Side Drop Filters

DIY Side Drop Filters

These filters are great. They tick all of the boxes for my essential requirements.

On the Positive Side: They are air powered, cheap to run, reliable, easy to clean, no moving parts, no user parts that can break, no disease transmission issues because each tank is individually filtered, not too turbulent, no need for UV Filters, no need for breakable power hungry and often noisy pumps, more tanks and less sumps, no external tank filtration Eg, canisters.

On the Negative Side: aesthetics, they take up room within the tank and some fish may require higher water turnover rates, but don't be too worried you may need to test this, because I keep tropheus in tanks filtered only with Side Drop Filtration.

Full article coming soon...

Side Drop filter Top View
Side Drop Filters
  • Easly built
  • Air Powered
  • Simple relieable operation




Side Drop Filters
  • Easly built
  • Air Powered
  • Simple relieable operation.






What you will find at TheFishCave

Here you will find lots of DIY Fish Projects, some techniques that I use, along with some of my inventions that I use to both keep and breed my fish.

Some have taken a long time to develop and other ideas just appeared out of the blue. A good example of how an idea needs to develop, is shown in the article on brachybranchus breeding, it shows what work was done to find the problem and a possible solution. Then later on a real solution/invention needed to be made to solve it properly.

Please be a little patient with me

This is my first attempt at writing a website. I am trying to build this myself, that way when a problem occurs I will be able to solve it, well that is the plan and so all of the good and bad bits are mine. The site will be an ongoing project so check back soon to see how the site progresses. For the moment please email me with your suggestions, articles, pictures or questions [MatthewTech ] @ [] Please remove brackets and spaces to contact me.
Soon I will post up an interactive contacts and notifications page, well as soon as I learn how to control php scripts .

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