Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: North Providence, RI
DIY spray bar questions
Even though there are threads on this i didnt wanna high jack there thread. I have a cascade 1000 and an emperor 400 running on my 75 gallon. Flow sucks plain and simple. I bought the cascade used and the outflow was broken so i ordered one online. When it came the end was the wrong size so i had to use a reducer to get it to work. Needless to say the flow sucks. and im having huge algae issues now. So i was thinking of doing a DIY spray bar. Considering the filter isnt huge i was gonna run it down the side at 14" long pushing water from one side to another rather then along the back of the tank and twice as long as that size as i dont think it will push that much water. Or maybe im wrong???
Id really like to get rid of the emperor, its ugly and loud. But if i did the spray bar and a big enough powerhead on the opposite side would it be enough flow?
As far as the spray bar should i run it the same diameter are the hose or step it up to a 3/4"?