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nfored 07-24-2010 09:04 AM

Thats it I give up NO MORE WATER CHANGES!!!!!!
 
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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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Thanks for watching.

Romad 07-24-2010 10:46 AM

Ok my head is spinning. That's a very impressive setup.

:thumbsup:

jeaninel 07-24-2010 05:13 PM

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 :-D

rsheets 10-30-2010 04:36 PM

How's this working so far?

nfored 10-31-2010 12:16 PM

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Originally Posted by rsheets (Post 503136)
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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