diy surge device

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  1. privateer

    privateer Plankton

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    Has any body ever tried a DIY surge device like this? I want to try it. I have a 5 gal container to use, but I am not sure what size pipe to go with. It will be going on my 90 gal tank. any opinions????
     

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  3. Matt Rogers

    Matt Rogers Kingfish Staff Member

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    I haven't tried it, but I have read a lot about it. Check out the 'links library' from the top or bottom menu. I posted a couple bucket surge plans there in the DIY section. [smiley=2thumbsup.gif]
     
  4. Gresham

    Gresham Great Blue Whale

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    I've used them on many systems, I need to pack an order, then I'll fill you in on the in's and outs of the carlson surge device. I've used Borneman's tiolet plunger surge device too.

    Gresham
     
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    Gresham Great Blue Whale

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    I've found 1" works, but 1 1/2" is where its at. I've use them both (sizes) on a tank for side to side motion. The 1 1/2 would be a big rush and the 1 would be a prolonged smaller rush.
     
  6. Jeremy

    Jeremy Spanish Shawl Nudibranch

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    hey greasham, what do you think of bornemans flush device. Is it noisy and create lots of bubbles?
     
  7. Gresham

    Gresham Great Blue Whale

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    I like it, it the opposite of what you asked. Very low bubbles, if any, and very little noise (except for the float I made, but that kink could get worked out easily).