Planted Tank Obsessed
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Eastchester, N.Y.
Spray bar with 2 canister filters?
I plan on making a 45"L, 3/4" clear PVC spraybar, to run vertically along the rear, top of my 75g tank. I dont think the water comming out of my one canister filter (Fluval 405) will have enough GPH to go the length of the spray bar. My thought is to add a second canister filter, with close to the same GPH rate as the Fluval, and run each filter output to opposite sides of the spray bar.That way, a more even distribution of water will be "sprayed" into the tank.
My first question is, do you think this will work? As far as the hole sizes, along the length of the spray bar, I realize finding the right size will be trial and error (1/4", 1/2", 3/4", etc.). But, I mean the concept itself. Will it work.
My second question is, assuming it will work, once the filter outputs are hooked up the their respective ends of the spray bar, am I going to have a problem priming them? It seems like, when I prime one, It will possible force water into the output of the other. Would I prime both at the same time?
My third question is, what if one filter has a higher GPH output then the other? Not to much higher. Like, say 60 to 70 GPH. Will that create a problem when the two opposing forces of water meet in the spray bar?
Thanks for any help you can give me.