spray bar for 10 gallon cube - The Planted Tank Forum
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 09-18-2019, 09:57 PM Thread Starter
Algae Grower
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Aug 2019
Location: Michigan
Posts: 66
spray bar for 10 gallon cube

Hi, I have an AIO IM Nuvo Fusion Pro 10 (planted tank with small fish) and am trying to find a spray bar (single nozzle velocity is too strong). I have tried to determine how to use a loc-line, but am at a loss. So I went back to looking for a spray bar which would fit or at least for which I could find an adapter. Also at a loss.......any help please?

The fitting is 1/2" and the current single nozzle is about a 3/4" flare.

Fish+Plants thanks you!!
Michigan
fish+plants is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 09-19-2019, 12:20 AM
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Mar 2019
Location: PNW
Posts: 700
Looks like that tank has one loc-line section correct? There are various other loc-line tips made including one that is like a mini spray bar if you will. It has about 6 or so holes instead of one big one. You could just pop the installed one off and pop the other tip on.

Could do
End cap https://www.loc-line.com/product/598...ap-pack-of-20/

segmented nozzles https://www.loc-line.com/product/598...le-pack-of-20/

Or you could try swapping in one of these https://www.loc-line.com/product/598...12-pack-of-20/

Or look thru the nozzles and find a larger diameter single that would reduce the velocity of the water coming out.
Quint is offline  
post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old 09-19-2019, 01:26 AM
Wannabe Guru
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Apr 2019
Location: 67212
Posts: 1,606
Use the main 1/2' knuckle thats already there coming through back wall. Pull nozzle off of it.

Add one of these to that knuckle then put you original nozzle back on one half of Y.
https://www.marinedepot.com/loc-line...-ball-socket-y
Or use a T instead of Y, T might be better choice in that tank.
https://www.marinedepot.com/loc-line...ch-tee-fitting

Then on other half of that Y/T buy as many of these as you need to make spraybar and snap them together.
https://www.marinedepot.com/loc-line...le-2-inch-long

Then on end of spraybar cap it.
https://www.marinedepot.com/loc-line...socket-end-cap

Then you will have a nozzle at top right for doing surface water movement and then spraybar you can sweep down back wall behind plant.

There are all kinds of directions you can route it to, it helps to have a page like this where you can see all the types of components that may be used to do custom things.
https://www.marinedepot.com/aquarium-plumbing/loc-line
DaveKS is online now  
 
post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 09-19-2019, 02:02 AM Thread Starter
Algae Grower
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Aug 2019
Location: Michigan
Posts: 66
Quote:
Originally Posted by Quint View Post
Looks like that tank has one loc-line section correct? There are various other loc-line tips made including one that is like a mini spray bar if you will. It has about 6 or so holes instead of one big one. You could just pop the installed one off and pop the other tip on.

Could do
End cap https://www.loc-line.com/product/598...ap-pack-of-20/

segmented nozzles https://www.loc-line.com/product/598...le-pack-of-20/

Or you could try swapping in one of these https://www.loc-line.com/product/598...12-pack-of-20/

Or look thru the nozzles and find a larger diameter single that would reduce the velocity of the water coming out.
Hi, no it does not have a loc-line section, just one nozzle on one side. I have looked at all the loc-line stuff, way cool. I just could not figure out which piece would fit on my pump outlet after taking off the current nozzle. Those segmented nozzles look interesting. Thank you!!!

Bump:
Quote:
Originally Posted by DaveKS View Post
Use the main 1/2' knuckle thats already there coming through back wall. Pull nozzle off of it.

Add one of these to that knuckle then put you original nozzle back on one half of Y.
https://www.marinedepot.com/loc-line...-ball-socket-y
Or use a T instead of Y, T might be better choice in that tank.
https://www.marinedepot.com/loc-line...ch-tee-fitting

Then on other half of that Y/T buy as many of these as you need to make spraybar and snap them together.
https://www.marinedepot.com/loc-line...le-2-inch-long

Then on end of spraybar cap it.
https://www.marinedepot.com/loc-line...socket-end-cap

Then you will have a nozzle at top right for doing surface water movement and then spraybar you can sweep down back wall behind plant.

There are all kinds of directions you can route it to, it helps to have a page like this where you can see all the types of components that may be used to do custom things.
https://www.marinedepot.com/aquarium-plumbing/loc-line
Ok, thanks for all the links. This really helps me see the specifics of what will work and not end up with stuff that does not fit. I did not realize that knuckle would fit on the outlet after removing the existing nozzle. Thank you, thank you! I will review all these options and go for it! If I use a nozzle at the top right, I want one that will be a lower velocity, but maybe by adding a sprayer on a Y it will be lower anyway.

Fish+Plants thanks you!!
Michigan
fish+plants is offline  
post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old 09-19-2019, 03:20 AM
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Mar 2019
Location: PNW
Posts: 700
Quote:
Originally Posted by fish+plants View Post
Hi, no it does not have a loc-line section, just one nozzle on one side. I have looked at all the loc-line stuff, way cool. I just could not figure out which piece would fit on my pump outlet after taking off the current nozzle. Those segmented nozzles look interesting. Thank you!!!

Bump:

Ok, thanks for all the links. This really helps me see the specifics of what will work and not end up with stuff that does not fit. I did not realize that knuckle would fit on the outlet after removing the existing nozzle. Thank you, thank you! I will review all these options and go for it! If I use a nozzle at the top right, I want one that will be a lower velocity, but maybe by adding a sprayer on a Y it will be lower anyway.

If any of the stuff Dave recommends would work then it does have a loc-line segment on the pump outlet. Its just one segment with a nozzle.


Yes doing two nozzles will help. Just how much not sure.
Quint is offline  
post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old 09-19-2019, 07:56 PM Thread Starter
Algae Grower
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Aug 2019
Location: Michigan
Posts: 66
Hi, thanks for the help! I ordered multiple parts as per your links and hoping I can get something to work out. After I placed the order with Marine Depot, I got a message from Aquacave indicating that loc-line nozzles are not compatible with the IM fittings. arghh, hoping they are wrong!

Fish+Plants thanks you!!
Michigan
fish+plants is offline  
post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old 09-19-2019, 08:23 PM
Wannabe Guru
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Apr 2019
Location: 67212
Posts: 1,606
If the threaded knuckle is 1/2 pipe thread but happens to be some custom ball end (why would they not use standard lock line?) then you’ll have to replace it also.

https://www.marinedepot.com/loc-line...-mpt-connector

And then get a new nozzle as well.

https://www.marinedepot.com/loc-line...t-flare-nozzle
DaveKS is online now  
post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old 09-19-2019, 08:35 PM
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Mar 2019
Location: PNW
Posts: 700
Hopefully they are wrong, ofcourse its common for companies to slightly alter a currently made product to either get around patent laws and/or require purchase of equipment from them for there proprietary stuff.

Take a look at this, it may be what you need https://www.bulkreefsupply.com/innov...-aquatics.html

Never used them before, first place that I saw it so may wanna shop around.
Quint is offline  
post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 09-19-2019, 11:03 PM Thread Starter
Algae Grower
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Aug 2019
Location: Michigan
Posts: 66
Hi. DaveKS and Quint! Thanks again you're the best!! I saw those drop adaptors at the VCA site as well, it says it lowers the nozzle so it is below the water line. It seems to be for a RFG nozzle, which I did not think would be good. But they have something that is for the IM specifically so maybe what I ordered will work!?!?!?!?

https://vividcreativeaquatics.com/pr...vative-marine/

My current nozzle and connection are not threaded, so at this point, I will just wait until my order comes and see if anything fits!!

Fish+Plants thanks you!!
Michigan
fish+plants is offline  
Reply

Tags
None

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

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

Password:


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

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










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