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Forum: DIY 12-03-2012, 10:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,688
Posted By Sploosh
Tested: Pump works beautifully, system works...

Tested: Pump works beautifully, system works great. Takes up too much space inside the 20G tank though :(

Putting everything to the side, will try this system in a 55G when I eventually upgrade....
Forum: DIY 12-01-2012, 08:04 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,688
Posted By Sploosh
Found a pump, lightly used, very powerful. 350gph...

Found a pump, lightly used, very powerful. 350gph with high torque load capability. Now back to testing, hopefully this pump isn't too powerful for the 20G :)
Forum: DIY 11-29-2012, 01:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,688
Posted By Sploosh
Update: Only pumps I can find that are powerful...

Update:
Only pumps I can find that are powerful enough to operate the system, are either too large/external pumps, or, are far too expensive ($150+) for me to justify using. (can only justify if I...
Forum: DIY 11-17-2012, 03:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,688
Posted By Sploosh
essabee; Thank you very much for the link,...

essabee;
Thank you very much for the link, Great idea/setup. Would work for me if I had a larger tank, and if I wanted to go the ugf route.
Based on the calculation you provided, I will need 200...
Forum: DIY 11-17-2012, 02:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,688
Posted By Sploosh
Just tested the pump, it won't handle the...

Just tested the pump, it won't handle the back-pressure of only 3ft of 1/2" tubing, nevermind restricting the flow, just chatters like crazy.
Now searching for a pump that can handle the...
Forum: DIY 11-17-2012, 12:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,688
Posted By Sploosh
Thank you for the replies, I have gone over...

Thank you for the replies,
I have gone over materials again, and am going to use 1/2" reduced to 3/8" tubing.
I will be using a spiral to avoid 90 degree bends (to prevent turbulent backpressure...
Forum: DIY 11-16-2012, 04:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,688
Posted By Sploosh
After some "deep" thought, I may just use 1/2"...

After some "deep" thought, I may just use 1/2" tubing in the whole system. Thoughts?
It'll probably be 16ft total tubing.
Forum: DIY 11-16-2012, 04:10 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,688
Posted By Sploosh
(1-4" deep) --- of Gravel, not waste :)

(1-4" deep) --- of Gravel, not waste :)
Forum: DIY 11-16-2012, 04:06 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,688
Posted By Sploosh
Yep, Undergravel Jets. (Sorry should have said...

Yep, Undergravel Jets. (Sorry should have said before without abbreviation)

I am trying to keep waste from building up in the gravel (currently 1-4" deep)
Forum: DIY 11-16-2012, 01:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,688
Posted By Sploosh
Question Building UGJ, need advice

Hello everybody, been reading the forum for the past year - lots of helpful advice, thank you.
First time posting :)
My apologies for the length of this post.

I am building a UGJ system for my...
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