- - closed loop
|trreherd ||02-25-2007 06:55 PM |
When you build a closed loop how do you suck the air out of the tubes when you first start it?
|caferacermike ||02-25-2007 07:13 PM |
TR did you build a closed loop that hangs over the glass? A friend of mine built one like that but had problems with getting it started. He glued a TEE in place of the 90 that was below the water line. To one side he put a valve. On the other side of the valve he put a barbed fitting and some tubing. That way he could suck the water over the tank with the tubing. Once the suction was started he closed the valve.
|trreherd ||02-25-2007 07:17 PM |
When you get time can you draw me a diagram of that? i dont yet understand.
|usmc121581 ||02-25-2007 07:31 PM |
So I guess you didnt give up.
|caferacermike ||02-25-2007 07:39 PM |
Thankfully it appears he did not. To much time went into making a great tank. TR can you fix another 90 and a piece of pipe to the last output 90 so that it points out of the water? If so you could suck water to the pump through that.
|trreherd ||02-25-2007 08:01 PM |
I think i understandl, i could just leave the parts that are in the water unglued so i can take them off and suck the air out of it.
Ya mike(both) iv decided on some stuff. Im not doing a sump and im going to a furniture store soon and im gunna buy a nice stand for it and its going in my basement. Mike did you get my email? Its not inportant now though.
|caferacermike ||02-25-2007 10:12 PM |
No sir I did not get the email. I'm sorry to hear you gave up on the sump as you did a really good job on it. I know with some more tweaking we could have nailed it.
|trreherd ||02-26-2007 04:11 PM |
On my next tank for sure. :D
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