auto water change need valve without pressure to open - The Planted Tank Forum
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-28-2005, 09:48 AM Thread Starter
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 2
auto water change need valve without pressure to open

hi i'm almost done with my auto water change set up everything will be set on a timmer but am stuck on the draining part solenoid valve need pressure to open and am planing to drill two hole in the tank one for over flow and one for draining at %30 water change every other day, I need a electric valve that can be set on a timmer to open for draining but solernoid valve need pressure and there is no pump since it a hole in the tank to creat pressure for the valve any help is apreciated
casperboy is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-28-2005, 03:04 PM
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 103
Something like this may work ..

Try searching for "electric gate valves."

This might also be something that could be of use ..

Desolas is offline  
post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-28-2005, 05:21 PM
Planted Tank Obsessed
greenfish's Avatar
PTrader: (12/100%)
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Livermore, CA USA
Posts: 344
What about something like this: SAFETY SIPHON
You could put the pump on a timer rather than a valve. Just a thought. Whatever you end up doing, post some pics and diagrams please
greenfish is offline  
post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-29-2005, 04:41 PM
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 89
If I understand you right, this is what you're looking for:
equilibrium is offline  


Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Planted Tank Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome