Modified Carlson Surge

Discussion in 'I made this!' started by Scott Osborne, Jan 13, 2008.

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  1. dsaundry

    dsaundry Plankton

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    bubbles

    I like the idea, Why so many bubbles? Is it drawing air in from anywhere or is it due to the heavy flow through the pvc? What type of pump are you using to create the surge? Is there any way to reduce air through system? How direct is the flow pertaining to coral growth or will this be a fish only tank? That's enough questions ;D Oops one more. What would be the cost on something like that?;D
     
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  3. Scott Osborne

    Scott Osborne Feather Duster

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    The bubble are created because it uses a pocket of air to start/stop the siphon

    It draws air through a one-way vent in the top. Has otherwise it wouldn't work.

    Its says in the video a Sequence Dart

    The flow is a cycling Laminar type and will be very good for coral growth.

    Full mixed reef.

    Hard to quantify. Pump+ $90 surge container $60 plumbing....Something like that.
     
  4. JasonSquared

    JasonSquared Spaghetti Worm

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    Watching your corals and fish sway back and forth... priceless!
     
  5. Matt Rogers

    Matt Rogers Kingfish Staff Member

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    Cool. 8)

    I agree! Let's see a video of that. :)
     
  6. JasonSquared

    JasonSquared Spaghetti Worm

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    A bit down the road, and you'll see one. Not sure about the 2 tank design. I'm sure Kent is going to keep his the way it is... for now. But we are still tinkering with the design of a 2 tank bubble reducing surge. It's Dans idea, so not being one to take credit for what others have designed or built, I have to give credit where credit is due. However I DO think that it's a plausible design.
     
  7. JasonSquared

    JasonSquared Spaghetti Worm

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  9. JasonSquared

    JasonSquared Spaghetti Worm

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    The Downside is that it takes up a lot more space.
     
  10. Otty

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    So does a 1k tank...:p

    That looks like it will work great.
     
  11. JasonSquared

    JasonSquared Spaghetti Worm

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    Yeah but for those of us who aren't lucky enough to have 1K gallon tanks, this may be an issue... It'd be cool to see this done on a smaller tank, like a 75 gallon!
     
  12. Otty

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    You would probably push water out the other side of the tank. ;D