So I am sure there are plenty of threads, I just figured I would share one for the newer people.
It was very easy to make, took all of 20 minutes. Cost me about 50$ with the air pump.
5 Gallon Bucket
2 - 1" x 2’ PVC Pipe
3 - 1" Slip 90* Elbow
1 - 1" Slip 45* Elbow
1" Slip Bulkhead
Eco Plus Commercial Air Plus 1 793 GPH
I build a small box to set it on, Ive seen milk cartons used.
*** Sorry for the sideways Images**
First I cut 1 of the 2’ PVC into sections.
3", 4", 4.5", 5.5"
The second 2’ Piece of PVC is cut to 20 1/2".
Next I took one of the 90* Elbows and drilled a hole in the corner aiming down one of the openings for the Vinyl tube to stick through. I had to epoxy the tube in place as I drilled the whole a little too big.
Next, Cut out a whole in the bottom of the bucket so that the drain will fit in it. I found that cutting out the circle part in the bottom of the bucket was a perfect fit.
After tightening the drain down, it was just a matter of assembling the PVC pieces.
I stuck the 4" slip into the drain, then a 90* elbow
Then the 5 1/2" piece and the elbow with the vinyl hose, you want the vinyl hose on the inside to be pointing up towards the top of the bucket.
The 20 1/2" piece went next, then the last 90* Elbow, The 4 1/2" Piece , The 45* Elbow, and last the 3" piece.
I cut a hole in the lid to fit the 3" piece down into so it won’t splash back.
And the finished Product.
Make sure you keep the pump above the bucket or water level at all times, especially if it is off. This will stop water from going back into the hose and into the pump.
Any questions let me know.