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    Monster Unleashed neoprodigy's Avatar
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    DIY : 24/7 New Water Drip System

    Water Changes... do you love doing them? Well I'm tired of the doing water changes every other day on 18+ tanks...

    The 24/7 drip system is a constant drip of "new" water and any excess water will overflow out the tank through the drains. Similar to a Overflow filter except it has a much slower flow rate.

    Here's how my system works:

    Water -> (filter) -> Aged water Barrel -> Tank -> Overflow -> drain/sink/lawn

    ----- Aged Water Barrel----

    I tap into the cold water pipe



    the aged water barrel



    you have to get Float Valve!! or your place will be flooded!



    the pump that pumps water into tanks




    to age the water you must aerate the water 24/7

    I have an air stone in the barrel but I didn't think it was enough, so Ii added a pump to circulate the water even more.



    circulated back in to the barrel.



    Spray bar helps spread the water around



    you see the yellow quick disconnect ? why the quick disconnect?
    It's just incase I need to do a quick water change




    ----- DRILL TANK----



    if you want the water level to be higher, all you have to do is add an extention to allow the water level to rise.



    ----- NON DRILL TANK----

    here is how the overflow works



    here is a DIY version its much cheaper and works the same way




    ----- How to build a Neoprodigy DIY overflow----

    Im using a 1-1/4 pvc pipe



    PVC primer and cement



    primer the ends





    when its all cemented




    ----- installing the drip----

    New water to the tanks



    the flow valve



    the drip



    ----- install the over flow----

    I use zip ties to secure it to the pole







    make sure you line the water line correctly



    you see the vinyl pipe from the tank to the overflow?



    if you have time you can use pvc piping instead





    to start the siphon process I use a pump to quick start it. Pump the water until it starts to flow out of the tube.



    This Setup Drains to the Sink



    My other setup is set to drain to the AC draining system



    UPDATE : For Chloramine water.. check this setup

    24/7 New Water changer (chemical Way)





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    looks very good neo thank you for sharing im gonna put one in the works for my tanks very soon
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    that is some setup



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    SWEET setup Neo, wish i could hire somebody to do this in my house!

    anybody know anybody that does this in Cali? PM me!



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    You are an aquarium drip system genius, or shoud I say prodigy Now just come over to my house and make one for me
    If there is one thing in life to set time aside for, it should be chowda, and all chowda is good, but to really get the true life changin' experience, it needs to be New England Clam Chowda. Then and only then, when you eat a bowl of NECC, will you truly understand and enjoy life to its fullest.
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    Look guy, a monster fish is one that is predatory, demands respect because they beat the living daylights out of tankmates...
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    my fish room is not all that... LOL... its pretty ghetto.... LOL



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    Monster Unleashed neoprodigy's Avatar
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    if you shoot a video of your location of your tank.. i probally let you know how you can set the say way



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    bravo Li!!

    how much water do you drip?(gph?)



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    hey whats purple primer do?



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    first time seeing something like that



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