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    DIY : 24/7 New Water Drip System

    Discussion in 'MFK Articles' started by neoprodigy, Mar 15, 2006.

    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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      first time seeing something like that
       

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