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DIY : 24/7 New Water Drip System

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  1. neoprodigy

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    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

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    the aged water barrel

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

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    the pump that pumps water into tanks

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    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.

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    circulated back in to the barrel.

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    Spray bar helps spread the water around

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

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    ----- DRILL TANK----

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    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.

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

    here is how the overflow works

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

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

    Im using a 1-1/4 pvc pipe

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    PVC primer and cement

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    primer the ends

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    when its all cemented

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

    New water to the tanks

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    the flow valve

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    the drip

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

    I use zip ties to secure it to the pole

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    make sure you line the water line correctly

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

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    if you have time you can use pvc piping instead

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    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.

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    This Setup Drains to the Sink

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

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    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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    :jaw: :jaw: You are an aquarium drip system genius, or shoud I say prodigy :headbang2 Now just come over to my house and make one for me :D
     
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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!! :clap :clap :clap

    how much water do you drip?(gph?)
     
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    hey whats purple primer do?
     
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    primer is to "clean" the pipe...
     
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    first time seeing something like that
     

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