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Forum: Tank Journals 11-07-2013, 04:07 AM
Replies: 593
Views: 140,642
Posted By fishyboy
How do you intend to seal the drum filter with...

How do you intend to seal the drum filter with the large waste water tube going to the drain. It acts as a vent...
Forum: DIY 10-11-2013, 11:49 PM
Replies: 760
Views: 159,006
Posted By fishyboy
I really doubt you'll need a bypass line with...

I really doubt you'll need a bypass line with only a 2217.
Forum: DIY 10-11-2013, 01:37 AM
Replies: 760
Views: 159,006
Posted By fishyboy
For what you want, place a gate valve on the...

For what you want, place a gate valve on the bypass line. If you want to be sure, but a gate valve on both sides. The idea of having a BV before and after the cerges is nice for cleaning but not...
Forum: Tank Journals 10-08-2013, 08:29 PM
Replies: 401
Views: 35,659
Posted By fishyboy
Turn down the siphon, seal the fittings with...

Turn down the siphon, seal the fittings with cement. Keep the intake ~4 inches under water and you'll be air free.
Forum: Tank Journals 10-08-2013, 05:46 PM
Replies: 401
Views: 35,659
Posted By fishyboy
A full siphon set up (bean.herbie/ whatever...

A full siphon set up (bean.herbie/ whatever else), used correctly should involve no air. If you're happy I'm happy. With a adequately submerged pipe, and no air leaks int the plumbing it should be...
Forum: Tank Journals 10-08-2013, 04:40 PM
Replies: 401
Views: 35,659
Posted By fishyboy
Is the bubbling on the full siphon pipe...

Is the bubbling on the full siphon pipe continuous? It looks like it is sucking in surface air in the vid.
Forum: Tank Journals 10-08-2013, 01:40 PM
Replies: 401
Views: 35,659
Posted By fishyboy
[QUOTE=crazymittens;4436313]fishyboy, yep, system...

[QUOTE=crazymittens;4436313]fishyboy, yep, system has been run like that - no noise - and there is a problem with 'a few inches'. This is a 125G tank...a few inches = 10-20 gallons being sent,...
Forum: Tank Journals 10-08-2013, 03:30 AM
Replies: 401
Views: 35,659
Posted By fishyboy
Have you ran the system with the full siphon open...

Have you ran the system with the full siphon open to the surface? Generally you want it downward facing AND a few inches under the waters surface. If not, given decent flow, you'll be prone to a...
Forum: Tank Journals 10-04-2013, 03:49 PM
Replies: 401
Views: 35,659
Posted By fishyboy
-Wife acceptance factor

-Wife acceptance factor
Forum: Tank Journals 09-30-2013, 12:57 PM
Replies: 401
Views: 35,659
Posted By fishyboy
^ One of my builds is very closes to that with...

^ One of my builds is very closes to that with some tweaks, only in glass. Works great
Forum: DIY 09-26-2013, 05:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 849
Posted By fishyboy
Your drains will do WELL over 1500. I pushed 1600...

Your drains will do WELL over 1500. I pushed 1600 thru 1" single siphon with room to spare
Forum: DIY 09-26-2013, 05:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 849
Posted By fishyboy
Your hole size/ amount it plenty. way overkill in...

Your hole size/ amount it plenty. way overkill in fact
Forum: DIY 09-26-2013, 03:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 849
Posted By fishyboy
Basically, In tank wier, leading to external box....

Basically, In tank wier, leading to external box. In external box it is divided forming another wier. One side of the wier is my safety and gets a trickle. Other side is full siphon and return. If...
Forum: DIY 09-26-2013, 03:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 849
Posted By fishyboy
My system is very close to yours. My advise is...

My system is very close to yours. My advise is screen both. If one fish makes it through/over your screen they will not like what happens when a full siphon grabs them.

I have the same design + an...
Forum: DIY 09-26-2013, 01:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 849
Posted By fishyboy
Others said it wouldn't work, but I did it on a...

Others said it wouldn't work, but I did it on a tank. with 3 1.75" passthrough holes running a 1600gph @ 6 ft pump it was no problem. I limited the pass through holes to one and pressure began to...
Forum: DIY 10-23-2012, 02:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 556
Posted By fishyboy
Are you drilling for a closed loop or an...

Are you drilling for a closed loop or an overflow? Big difference between the two animals
Forum: DIY 10-17-2012, 07:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 542
Posted By fishyboy
What type of overflow? Even with a "sealed sump"...

What type of overflow? Even with a "sealed sump" if you use drain pipes your system has a direct pipe line to air to off gas. No way around it.
Forum: Equipment 10-02-2012, 01:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,782
Posted By fishyboy
2 other notes. Your Y for the water change is not...

2 other notes. Your Y for the water change is not going to "pump" water to your drain only siphon. And the T that water exits from is kind of high on the heater. The thermostats on those are very...
Forum: Equipment 10-02-2012, 01:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,782
Posted By fishyboy
My concerns are the use of metals in this, the...

My concerns are the use of metals in this, the co2's ability to form a pocket high in the reactor causing the heater to run dry, and it's on the intake plumbing. The water change stuff is easy, I...
Forum: DIY 09-21-2012, 01:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 794
Posted By fishyboy
On my metal stand I got some from Grainger for my...

On my metal stand I got some from Grainger for my 65 gallon, they'll hold 2 tons total
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-08-2012, 09:20 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,431
Posted By fishyboy
Rancho controller

Rancho controller
Forum: Equipment 09-04-2012, 04:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 983
Posted By fishyboy
Go high end, Check out a reeflo blowhole or an...

Go high end, Check out a reeflo blowhole or an Iwaki
Forum: Equipment 09-01-2012, 02:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 531
Posted By fishyboy
You need to dilute your solutions further before...

You need to dilute your solutions further before even looking at this option. ~100 fold dilution.
Forum: Equipment 08-31-2012, 01:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 365
Posted By fishyboy
I did DIY, make sure you do some reading and...

I did DIY, make sure you do some reading and thinking about design before you do. And don't go to HD and use 3/32" cheap glass. .25" or greater. But yes, there is no comparison. Fish do better, tank...
Forum: Equipment 08-27-2012, 05:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 584
Posted By fishyboy
I have a 2229, they're ok filters. I'd pass...

I have a 2229, they're ok filters. I'd pass though. Looks to be a smaller 2227
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