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Forum: DIY 08-12-2014, 02:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 338
Posted By sowNreap
I'm only hand tightening as I've read never to...

I'm only hand tightening as I've read never to use a tool to tighten bulkheads. I do have a tendency to over-tighten when using tools, stripping or breaking them. Maybe previous owner did...
Forum: DIY 08-11-2014, 09:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 338
Posted By sowNreap
Yeah I tried that. Didn't help. Tried another...

Yeah I tried that. Didn't help. Tried another bulkhead I had which didn't have a nut so had to use same nut ... but same problem.

When I tighten the nut and then bump the standpipe or drain pipes...
Forum: DIY 08-11-2014, 08:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 338
Posted By sowNreap
Trying again to see if I understand right because...

Trying again to see if I understand right because it bugs me that I can't (couldn't) figure it out.

Using the shortcut method (diameter of hole = inside diameter of spraybar divided by the square...
Forum: DIY 08-11-2014, 07:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 338
Posted By sowNreap
Thanks Hoppy for explaining that. Obviously I'm...

Thanks Hoppy for explaining that. Obviously I'm just a math idiot. And I must not understand the meaning of "squared".

Oh well, doesn't matter. One bulkhead is leaking. Seems to not want to...
Forum: DIY 08-10-2014, 06:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 338
Posted By sowNreap
Guess I'm still confused. Pump outlet inside...

Guess I'm still confused. Pump outlet inside diameter is .75" .. squared is 1.5", right? Multiplied 1.5 by Pi (3.14) = 4.71, then divided that by 4 = 1.17.

Am I supposed to use the inside...
Forum: DIY 08-10-2014, 12:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 338
Posted By sowNreap
Been trying to work out the math, maybe someone...

Been trying to work out the math, maybe someone tell me if I did it right. Based this post: http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/showpost.php?p=998384&postcount=7

To calculate the number of holes in...
Forum: DIY 08-09-2014, 10:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 338
Posted By sowNreap
Yes I would like the action pretty much across...

Yes I would like the action pretty much across the whole tank. When you say start small size what would that be 1/8" or maybe 5/64" would be better. Or is that too small??
Forum: DIY 08-09-2014, 10:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 338
Posted By sowNreap
Confused on DIY spraybar holes size & spacing

I've read all the threads with the math but guess I'm a math dummy because I still can't grasp it.

I have 6' long tank with dual corner overflows, wanting to make two 30" spraybars - one from...
Forum: DIY 07-16-2014, 04:22 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 268
Posted By sowNreap
That is a pretty clever idea. I almost hate to...

That is a pretty clever idea. I almost hate to say it but you're right, it is kind of unsightly. But it works & makes life easier so sometimes that's all that matters. :) If there was a way to...
Forum: DIY 07-16-2014, 03:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 242
Posted By sowNreap
Oh so you're saying to use just 1 long spraybar....

Oh so you're saying to use just 1 long spraybar. That would simplify plumbing .. not having to run returns to both corners. I'd just have to cap that one return hole. I might try both ways to see...
Forum: DIY 07-15-2014, 11:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 242
Posted By sowNreap
@Naja002 .. The pump is fairly old. Had hard time...

@Naja002 .. The pump is fairly old. Had hard time at first finding info on it but have seen several mentioned using one. It's a external Grundfos UP -42 Lifeguard Quiet One 'Silent Aquarium Pump'....
Forum: DIY 07-15-2014, 03:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 242
Posted By sowNreap
Questions re:DIY spraybars for dual corner overflows

I've read a bunch of threads about making spraybars but unsure on a few things.

Tank is 6' long reef ready with dual corner overflows. It will be heavily planted with a couple pieces of tall...
Forum: Fish 06-22-2014, 12:22 AM
Replies: 213
Views: 9,257
Posted By sowNreap
Well .. 3 out of my 4 Bluegills like the mixtures...

Well .. 3 out of my 4 Bluegills like the mixtures I make which are customized. Main ingredient is either Meat Pie or Shrimp Souffle mixed with either Soilent Green or Super Green. The one Bluegill...
Forum: Equipment 06-15-2014, 10:11 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,088
Posted By sowNreap
Yeah .. that's what I've decided to do. Just use...

Yeah .. that's what I've decided to do. Just use it for a while & see what I need or want to change then build my own.

I quit reading up on them. I'll just find out myself what works & what...
Forum: Equipment 06-14-2014, 05:37 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,088
Posted By sowNreap
Well ... been reading more and came across this...

Well ... been reading more and came across this in an article located here: http://wetwebmedia.com/ca/volume_3/cav3i6/trickle_filters.htm

"After water flows downward through the trickle section...
Forum: Equipment 06-13-2014, 11:42 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,088
Posted By sowNreap
Unfortunately, that bio-ball chamber on my sump...

Unfortunately, that bio-ball chamber on my sump is sealed at the top so if I wanted to remove some bio-balls I can't do so easily. And I'd need to do it now before I get it in the stand. I'll have...
Forum: Equipment 06-13-2014, 04:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 257
Posted By sowNreap
I agree any pizza is a good pizza. :) I'd...

I agree any pizza is a good pizza. :)

I'd also like to know how the different styles effect the flow. If I had to guess I'd think the cup shape is a more gentle flow mostly going downward while...
Forum: Equipment 06-12-2014, 11:48 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,088
Posted By sowNreap
Thanks. It's been a challenge trying to learn...

Thanks. It's been a challenge trying to learn about a new filtration system. And then having figure out someone else's incomplete setup & how it will work in the stand I want to build. My current...
Forum: Equipment 06-11-2014, 10:50 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,088
Posted By sowNreap
In my internet travels reading about sumps,...

In my internet travels reading about sumps, plumbing. etc I've seen it mentioned. From the little I've read it seems expensive but some thought it well worth the money.


Wow thanks for that...
Forum: Equipment 06-11-2014, 03:59 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,088
Posted By sowNreap
I have a couple more questions & hoping ya'll can...

I have a couple more questions & hoping ya'll can help.

I need a way to mechanically filter the water before it hits the bio balls. I'm just not sure if using blue bonded type of material on the...
Forum: Equipment 06-08-2014, 03:32 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,088
Posted By sowNreap
Yeah, I'm thinking I'll use mostly hose/tubing...

Yeah, I'm thinking I'll use mostly hose/tubing with maybe some PVC at the fittings. At least for now until I see how things go. Since it's my first sump or wet/dry (see I'm not even sure what it's...
Forum: Equipment 06-07-2014, 11:47 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,088
Posted By sowNreap
Very organized & tidy the way you have your pipes...

Very organized & tidy the way you have your pipes are setup.

I haven't yet decided whether to do PVC or hose type lines. Or some combo of both.
Forum: Equipment 06-06-2014, 08:39 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,088
Posted By sowNreap
Yeah .. I'm sort of stepping back from it for...

Yeah .. I'm sort of stepping back from it for just a bit. Thinking about the stand build or options for stand.

I checked the powerheads only 2 out of 4 worked so that's a bummer. One that did...
Forum: Equipment 06-06-2014, 04:13 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,088
Posted By sowNreap
Yeah I've been doing so much reading my eyeballs...

Yeah I've been doing so much reading my eyeballs & brain hurt. And it's not just reading but when I see a video or reference on site to something I search it. Or a thought comes to my mind (like...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 06-06-2014, 01:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 310
Posted By sowNreap
I just use a 1/4 tsp & eyeball half of that. LOL ...

I just use a 1/4 tsp & eyeball half of that. LOL

I recently found 1/8 tsp at a thrift store so bought it. Haven't used it yet. Still like the shape of my 1/4 tsp better. Its shape allows me to...
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