DIY Raining ATO idea

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  1. Thatgrimguy

    Thatgrimguy Flying Squid

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    I keep my house at about 73, and am running LEDs... I don't think I'll have much evaporation despite being a 210gallon display tank. Not really sure yet, lights are backordered... Right now I'm evaporating about a gallon a day.
     
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  3. malac0da13

    malac0da13 Torch Coral

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    I think you'd be fine with running ro and topping off twice a day with it. That would hardly be any swing of salinity running half a gallon at a time

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  4. elwolfe

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    Maybe a couple of these (minus the sprayer) connected to a pump for when you want rain on demand with a Tee connector to your ATO to flush the system a few times a day....

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  5. malac0da13

    malac0da13 Torch Coral

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    I think you would have to worry about the metal no?

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    Its a shower head, meant to be used in water. So its probably stainless.
     
  7. malac0da13

    malac0da13 Torch Coral

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    Or brass

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    malac0da13 Torch Coral

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    Brass is tin and copper too.

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  11. ComputerJohn

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    Try to use plastic. Saltwater is VERY corrosive. Even stainless steel will rust.

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  12. nc208082

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    check this out. this person used a sprinkler connected to a powerhead to make a cheap one. that may be the key here is a sprinkler. Something like the grocery store ones that are on a mist timer but wider holes and less pressure to create the rain. For placement of holes wouldnt directly on top be most effective, with a slow enough force you could push the liquid out of a pvc pipe with the holes on top to create a rain pattern.