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Old 07-20-2013, 07:14 PM   #76
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Kinda looks like crap right now but I plan on removing excess glue so that it looks much cleaner. Also need a recommendation for an airline holder that I can place over the lip of the tank. Tubing is not submerged as I do not currently have the required pieces to prevent water from potentially flowing back into the fert bottles (reverse siphon if you will)
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Old 07-20-2013, 09:06 PM   #77
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very cool.... You can just pry off the old pot with a flat head screw driver or chisel.
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Old 07-20-2013, 09:49 PM   #78
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Very nice! So were you able to get the flow rate pushed below 7ml?
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Old 07-20-2013, 10:18 PM   #79
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I actually was able to get it as low as 2ml with the motor controller attached. It's set at just above 4 now.
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Old 07-20-2013, 11:03 PM   #80
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Thats awesome! Since it works so great for you looks like I can start ordering my pieces
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Old 07-20-2013, 11:28 PM   #81
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Honestly wasn't that expensive... Maybe $60-$70. Most expensive part is the pumps. After that everything is like $2-$5
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Old 07-20-2013, 11:52 PM   #82
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I actually just ordered a nice plastic air tube holder that doesn't look half bad as well as 2 check valves so that I will be able to submerge the tubing. I will probably attach them to the powerhead I am using for surface agitation. This way the ferts are immediately dispersed around the tank.
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Old 07-21-2013, 12:49 AM   #83
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I am thinking about buying small acrylic tubing so it can look like a set of mini lily pipes to match everything
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Old 07-21-2013, 12:56 AM   #84
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I opened up the pump and there are 3 large rollers to push the liquid. It's very likely you won't need the check valve as there is always a roller in contact with the hose so there won't be back flow.
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Old 07-21-2013, 01:35 AM   #85
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I thought about the rollers but I figured better to be safe than sorry...
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Old 07-21-2013, 01:48 AM   #86
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Apt instruments has micro pump that's 120v that's plug and play, they last for long time too.
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Old 07-21-2013, 01:48 AM   #87
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The system is built and functioning just adding some finishing touches
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did you buy any extra tubing? if so what size?
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Old 07-23-2013, 12:45 AM   #89
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3/16"
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Old 07-23-2013, 02:04 AM   #90
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