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|04-17-2013 12:39 AM|
|deeda||I'm glad you were able to figure out how to get the water supply closer to your tank. Keep us posted on the outcome of your project.|
|04-15-2013 01:24 PM|
What I ended up doing this weekend was to install a gator bite T fitting into my PB house plumbing. Then ran a small piece of cpvc to a 1/2" to 3/8" shut off value. All that is under the house. Then I ran the 3/8" up threw the floor to a shut off valve and a 90 degree elbow with a couple inches of pipe to fill the tank with.
It cost a bit more to have the 1/2" to 3/8" shut off valve under the floor but this way if I need to work on the upper portion all that needs to be done is shut off that valve.
|04-13-2013 09:47 PM|
Jart, yes that is what I meant regarding the possibility of the aquarium/filter water possibly being able to get into the potable water supply of the home.
People that use automatic drip systems or float valves on a sump system don't have the fresh water entering below the tank or sump water level.
As Hoppy mentioned, you want to prevent backflow from the aquarium/sump to your household water.
|04-13-2013 02:50 AM|
|Hoppy||When I used a continuous drip system I had about 15 feet of 1/4 inch plastic tubing, a regulator, a throttle valve, and a filter, between the tank and the household water. That was still illegal, but I felt since it was never turned off it was safe enough. If you have the incoming water go through a tube with a hole in it at the high point, that will also prevent any back flow.|
|04-13-2013 01:13 AM|
Originally Posted by deeda View Post
Don't a lot of people with sumps use such a strategy with continuous drip systems?
Thanks in advance.
|04-09-2013 02:28 AM|
|hcker2000||I am open to that but I would still need to go from house plumbing to vinyl tubing at some point I think to make it threw where my filter lines are. Really I would like to go from the house plumbing to Polyethylene tube.|
|04-09-2013 02:06 AM|
Why would you run a water line directly into the tubing on your canister filter? I don't recommend using that method as there is always the possibility of cross contamination of your potable water system.
Why not just run a separate line to the tank?
|04-08-2013 06:36 PM|
Fish tank to house plumbing questions
So I'm in luck in that I have a water line running directly under my fish tank to an out side faucet.
So I want to tap into this and run a link up threw my floor with a valve and then into my AquaTop CF300 canister filter tubing (5/8" ID).
I took a look at lowes the other day but could not find what I needed to get this done.
The house plumbing is Polybutylene. I happen to know they make some quick connect fittings that work just fine with it as I had to replace a valve under my sink.
Any idea how to go from Polybutyleneto vinyl tubing with a valve in the middle would be great.
I really want to keep the T in the vinyl tubing plastic of course as water is going threw that all the time.
That being said I am also considering installing a water filter so if any one has any recommendations that are small to semi-small and are not a fortune please let me know.