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01-20-2013 11:37 PM
binbin9 subscribed. This is a cool undertaking.
12-11-2012 01:25 AM
Dayumdanny
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Originally Posted by sunyang730 View Post
I dont get it, so what is the middle part for again?
The bridge connecting the two tanks. It's also where the canister will return water.
12-11-2012 01:01 AM
sunyang730 I dont get it, so what is the middle part for again?
12-11-2012 12:19 AM
Dayumdanny Got my reverse sump going, tank will start cycling as of now. Still waiting on my extra eheim parts to make two intakes. I used SS mesh to cover the holes.









I didn't know how to attatch the mesh so I just used some office clips. The eheim and sponge filters have been cycling in a very high bioload 170 gal tank with baby koi. Hopefully it'll give me a jump start on the bacteria cultivation
12-09-2012 05:48 PM
Dayumdanny Recieved my Portable RO unit today. I got it for 75$ shipped. It's rated at 150 gpd and 5 gph. It's pretty small and perfect for what I'm going to be using it for.

12-08-2012 11:59 PM
Dayumdanny
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Originally Posted by sunyang730 View Post
Do you have the name and brand of the glue you use? LOL I need to work on some acrylic and I don't want to mess it up.

Thanks for your information!
Yeah! It's called "Weldon 4" your going to need an applicator bottle, it has a needle at the end. Your gonna need to practice with scrap metal. The cement is really thin, i won't stay in my pipette or in the needle bottle applicator. It melts acrylic so the moment you accidentally drip it on the face of your tank or something it'll mess up the surface. I suggest you get Weldon 16. It's a gel like glue that does the same thing. I got everything on eBay. PM me if you need more help!
12-08-2012 10:59 PM
sunyang730 Do you have the name and brand of the glue you use? LOL I need to work on some acrylic and I don't want to mess it up.

Thanks for your information!
12-08-2012 10:15 PM
Dayumdanny
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Originally Posted by amberoze
So the water will be filtered by the sponges, then output into the center section, then overflow into the tanks. Basically you plumbed a reverse sump in between the tanks. Am I correct?
Yeah basically. The sponge filters is it's own filtration ran by an airpump. Ill have 2 inlets with stainless steel mesh guards for the canister intakes. The sponge filters are just extra. It'll be easier to visualize when the parts come and I can take pictures of the setup.
12-08-2012 01:50 AM
amberoze
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Originally Posted by Dayumdanny View Post
Here's what I decided to do





The two sides will have holes near the top, it'll be two overflows. The middle section will be where my outlet is, so the filtered water will be distributed evenly, the two sponge filters will also aid in distributing the filtered water. The tank is now fully functional as one tank.
So the water will be filtered by the sponges, then output into the center section, then overflow into the tanks. Basically you plumbed a reverse sump in between the tanks. Am I correct?

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12-07-2012 03:03 PM
Dayumdanny I used a water base acrylic glue it actually melts the two pieces of acrylic together to become one. Much stronger than using a glue or some kind of a seal
12-07-2012 12:57 PM
sunyang730 Wow, nice, How did you glue your tank though ?
12-07-2012 12:17 PM
brinks I think if you have a u shaped tube between/over the middle divider, that would siphon water to which ever tank has a lower water level, that would balance the difference in flow rates, or you could put the inlet from the filter in one tank, a couple of siphons to the second tank and the outlet to the filter in the second tank.
12-07-2012 09:33 AM
Dayumdanny
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Originally Posted by RobMc View Post
Really like this concept - very cool show tank.

Another workaround would be to very simply use the power of the Siphon! http://wetpetssupply.com/images/utubeCG89194medup.jpg - just a tube like this hooked over the middle of the two tanks. Use an airline to suck the air out and when the water level is higher on one side than the other the siphon will equalize the pressure by flowing water into the tank with the lower level. A 3/4 inch ID tube could probably do more than 600gph.

To prevent migration sponges would have to be used on either end.
Yeah I think all these methods would have been extremely difficult to work on two tanks. If I siphoned from tank 1 to tank 2, I'd need another siphone from tank 2 to tank 1. The slightest change of water through one of the siphone such as a leaf getting sucked up and getting stuck could cause one tank to overflow.
12-07-2012 02:32 AM
RobMc Really like this concept - very cool show tank.

Another workaround would be to very simply use the power of the Siphon! http://wetpetssupply.com/images/utubeCG89194medup.jpg - just a tube like this hooked over the middle of the two tanks. Use an airline to suck the air out and when the water level is higher on one side than the other the siphon will equalize the pressure by flowing water into the tank with the lower level. A 3/4 inch ID tube could probably do more than 600gph.

To prevent migration sponges would have to be used on either end.
12-06-2012 09:39 PM
Dayumdanny Eheim filter finally came, time to start cycling. Also ordered my stainless steal inlet guards, 13mm Y Barb Hose connector, and 12mm clear hosing.

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