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post #1 of 5 Old 07-24-2010, 09:04 AM Thread Starter
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Thats it I give up NO MORE WATER CHANGES!!!!!!

Only kidding This is my build thread for my new drip system I installed last night. I will be dripping 1GPH , total cost for build was about $80.00 Below is all of the parts except for the filter housing which I had already mounted to the wall; and the pressure regulator I forgot to buy at the time of the picture.

3 Stage Chloramine filter kit 48.00
25PSI Pressure regulator 9.00
4X .5GP Drip Emitters 4.00
Filter Houseing (already owned) 0.00
PVC and Tubbing 22.00


Lucky I already had the houses water line plumbed to my tank, I used this for my semi automatic water change system; described in another post. I decided to leave this system in place, in case I needed to do an large water change for some reason.


The 3 stage filter is a "1 micron sediment filter" and Stage 2 & 3 Chloramine filter. I left the two horizontal DI containers in place, to add additional filtration, such as crushed coral "Buffering"; or an ammonia removal agent.


Here is the Over flow from the sump, I have this set at about 50% of the sumps capacity. This should give me enough water during a power outage, to restart the pump with out it running dry. I have not done a test run yet to see what exactly happens during a outage, but thats planned for this weekend. However I have also installed a ball valve so that if I am home during the power outage I can kept it from draining.


This is an overview of the Tank's plumbing, 2" drain to the sump, 1" tank drain for large water changes; and the drain for the drip system.


The above drain lines above all drain to this floor drain along with my washing machine.


Thanks for watching.
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post #2 of 5 Old 07-24-2010, 10:46 AM
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Ok my head is spinning. That's a very impressive setup.

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post #3 of 5 Old 07-24-2010, 05:13 PM
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Cool set up. So the subject of the thread should actually have been "Constant Water Changes" only you don't have to do any of the work. LOL

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post #5 of 5 Old 10-31-2010, 12:16 PM Thread Starter
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How's this working so far?

Been working well haven't looked back. Its actually been a saving grace, My water pump failed so I had to setup emergence in tank filtration. this has helped combat the lower filtration capacity.
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