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Project Idea DIY "waterwall"

Hi all
I am thinking about doing a DIY "waterfall" for the 125 in my office.
My thought is that I am going to get some of the 3d "rock" background stuff, and build a small wall above my tank that will lean back against the wall in my room.
I will then tap into the canister output with a Y and a flow valve and run that to the top, with a spray(trickel) bar.
I have an extra flourescent fixture I can mount to the top.
I would like to put a plexi "trough" at the bottom.... in my tank and plant some bamboo and peace lillys.
The whole thing will enter the tank behind the light fixture and the plants will come up behind it.
I have photoshopped a pic to give you an idea what I am thinking about.

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I have done something similar on my tanks. It works pretty well. Instead of using your canister, you might want to use a powerhead. By pumping water a couple of extra feet, you are going to loose some of your flow through the canister. It would also be difficult to balance the flow through a Y.


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What size powerhead do you think I should get?? Do you still have it setup... I would love to see a pic.
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Another upside to a powerhead is that I can turn it on and off without having to mess with valves.
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The journal linked from my signiture has the power head pumping water for a drip wall. Here is another link to my last tank that didn't have a water source, but I built a fake wall and had plants that I watered with a spray bottle. https://www.plantedtank.net/forums/ta...neek-peek.html


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That Looks AWSOME .... thanks for the link. I am not going as all out as yours, but it should be kinda cool.
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use a small pond/fountain pump since they are made to pump vertically for 20-40 bucks
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I am makin a list and pond pump is now on it.... thanks for the advice.
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