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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 05-21-2017, 11:09 PM Thread Starter
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Question Water transfer --> garage to aquarium on other room


I have space on one corner in the garage for a holding barrel to produce RO/DI water.
my aquarium is at another corner at the house.

I will need a permanent way to transfer the water from the holding tank in garage to the aquarium (~200G aquarium).

the only way seems need to go through attic as the house is based on a concrete slab.
it will need to go up for 10ft then around 30-40ft horizontal then back down.

i am thinking to make use of RO tube 1/2" OD as it will be easier to manuver the line through wall.

Need some advice, what kind of pump i can use for this setup to pump water ? did anyone do this kind of water transfer ?


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Not done it for tank use but for other uses, it is much the same as moving other liquids, so I might throw out some ideas.
Any chance of setting the reserve higher than the outlet at the tank? If you could do that, the problem becomes much easier as it will siphon, even without pumping. The top of the water level at the reserve will have to be higher than the outlet or the water level at the tank to make it work but if speed is not needed, I might look at tubing like used for icemakers, etc. and just go with a small valve to shut it off at the tank end. Float switch at the tank end like is used in the drainpan for AC unit condensation tied to a tiny solenoid would make it almost auto fill as long as the siphon is held?
Do you need a semi-quick flow or is slow going to work? Bigger hose works quicker but smaller hose is easier to run through the walls, etc.
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