jakeh24's DIY 3reef video submission!!!

Discussion in '3reef 's DIY Video Contest!' started by jakeh24, Jul 9, 2009.

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  1. jkat21

    jkat21 Bangghai Cardinal

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    Nice vid.good work.
     
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  3. jakeh24

    jakeh24 Pajama Cardinal

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    lol! thanks
     
  4. Matt Rogers

    Matt Rogers Kingfish Staff Member

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    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.
     
  5. jakeh24

    jakeh24 Pajama Cardinal

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    thanks!

    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)
     
  6. Matt Rogers

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    Cool. Maybe the pump prevents that then.
     
  7. PackLeader

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    Great job Jake! You officially got Pops overwhelmed with the aquarium stuff yet? ;)
     
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  9. jakeh24

    jakeh24 Pajama Cardinal

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    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
     
  10. Takara

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    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.

    Reef Central Online Community - diy auto top off
     
  11. jakeh24

    jakeh24 Pajama Cardinal

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    hmm...
    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.
     
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