Discussion in '3reef 's DIY Video Contest!' started by jakeh24, Jul 9, 2009.
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Nice vid.good work.
Great job Jake! And nice bracket! 8)
People could follow that step by step which is really nice.
I noticed you have the end of the hose underwater in your tank. Any concern about a reverse siphon? Or does the air-tight jug prevent that?
Thanks for entering the 3reef contest! You did a great job man.
and no not really worried about it siphoning, i turned it on off several times ,killed the power, etc no siphoning,
and plus it is only about 1/2 an inch into the water
(i didn't seal the jug yet but i might with a little bit of silicone)
Cool. Maybe the pump prevents that then.
Great job Jake! You officially got Pops overwhelmed with the aquarium stuff yet?
sort of lol
when we go to the aquarium stores in sac and i get like $100 dollars or so in corals/supplies he just goes, "you spent more today then i have on aquarium stuff my whole life." ;D
I think this thread explains it: It gets complicated the more you read on, but they discuss how a float switch is a low voltage switch and that overtime from use it can eventually stick on. The just recommend to build a 12v based system with a relay to operate the switching.
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from what i can tell from some reading they are saying that the heat caused from it being on makes it fail?
if that is the case im not sure i am that worried about it because it goes on for about 30-45 seconds when its on then its off for a long time.
Sweet Video Jake
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