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    Spinning wet dry spray bar? DIY?

    A few months ago I saw a video of a wet dry filter that had a spinning spray bar over their bio balls. It looked like the spray bar was impelled by the water draining from the tank. Where can I get one? Does a company make these? Is it a DIY thing?





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    I have been thinking about the same thing.
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    Just FYI, they clog easily and stop spinning. They are pretty old school and were used mainly when DLS (double layer spiral) was the most popular media available.
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    I second that...they were popular when wet/dry first came out on the market. I have not seen them in years.



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    Quote Originally Posted by nolapete;3827620;
    Just FYI, they clog easily and stop spinning. They are pretty old school and were used mainly when DLS (double layer spiral) was the most popular media available.
    thanks. is there a name for the "spinning spray bar''? can you tell me where to get one or how to make one? i would greatly appreciate it. i never knew they were popular back then. i was intrigued by it when i saw it for the first time. looks like it works GREAT!



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    Back in the 80's when I saw my first wet/dry's the spinning spray bar was all I saw. Somewhere in the 90's they became extinct.



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    see link below!! Its not a good idea!!! Read on!

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    so they old skool



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    if you really wanted to use a spinning spray bar, it would have to be with water that already has been mechanically filtered. This would stop the solids from clogging the pin holes in your bar.



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    What's old is new again.
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    In general, most respectably maintained aquaria and ponds have 0 Ammonia and Nitrites. If your ammonia and nitrites are achieved at say 2x or 20x turnover, any x above it just helps with oxygenation and water current, that's all.



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