Self starting siphon
Tropical Fish

Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources » Saltwater Fish and Coral Reef Tanks » Beginner Saltwater Aquariums » Self starting siphon

Self starting siphon

This is a discussion on Self starting siphon within the Beginner Saltwater Aquariums forums, part of the Saltwater Fish and Coral Reef Tanks category; --> What is the purpose of the vent? They are quite noisy and I capped the vent on the one I built; it runs faster. ...

Check out these saltwater fish profiles
Dragon Wrasse
Dragon Wrasse
Clown Triggerfish
Clown Triggerfish
Reply
Old 05-06-2014, 04:04 PM   #1
 
Self starting siphon

What is the purpose of the vent? They are quite noisy and I capped the vent on the one I built; it runs faster.

How mush higher than the bottom of the siphon should the exit be?

Thanks!
cwmorrow is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2014, 06:10 PM   #2
 
badxgillen's Avatar
 
What type pf siphon are we talking about here? A overflow? Pictures?
badxgillen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-07-2014, 09:09 AM   #3
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by badxgillen View Post
What type pf siphon are we talking about here? A overflow? Pictures?
Overflow for an undrilled tank. Here is a picture.
cwmorrow is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-07-2014, 11:49 AM   #4
 
badxgillen's Avatar
 
The air vent is there to prevent possible siphon break.
As far as the placement of the exit as long as t is lower than the intake,the only time I have used this model I had made it as close to the original design as possible.
I presume if you changed its position it would change flow rates and one would want the maximum flow rate.
badxgillen is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
using a siphon? RLHam3 Beginner Freshwater Aquarium 5 11-16-2008 01:37 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:31 AM.