The fully assembled DIY water bottle power filter is a simple yet effective design for providing some extra mechanical filtration for extra messy situations.
The Maxi-Jet powerhead intake fits the Dasani water bottle neck like a glove. Just the right amount of pressure to secure the bottle until you're ready to return the powerhead to a more conventional use.
These young Mbuna Cichlids are curious about the new filter.
The water in this 20 gallon aquarium is getting a quick scrubbing after the gravel substrate was replaced with some playsand (river sand) from the hardware store.
Click the play button to the left for a short video on the DIY water bottle power filter.

Click the image below for instructions how to make the water bottle power filter with a screw on cap!
Water Bottle Power filter

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