here is a crappy picture of my cold upflow settling rig. It isn't perfect, but it gets the job done for now. As more money and time comes I will improve upon the system. IMG_0181 | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
I pour the oil through a t-shirt into the auto zone barrel at the top, from there I drain the oil into the blue settling tank via a 2 ft pvc pipe (that way it doesn't upset what is settled at the bottom. I then pull the clean oil off the top through a 5 micron filter bag and into the storage tank.