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Thread: controlling water pump output?
04-04-2013, 11:17 PM #11
OH! You are making a tower sump of sorts (I know what you mean, but don't have the correct vocabulary to give this type of filter the right name). I get it now. When you said canister I misunderstood, I thought you were talking about a canister filter and it didn't make sense. I think there are a couple people on this forum that have filters similar to what you are making, maybe they will come along shortly with advice. Thanks for the clarification and thank you for taking my previous post fun spirit it was meant to be and not getting pissy about it, you are a good sport and I appreciate that.
Last edited by mommy1; 04-04-2013 at 11:22 PM.When I go fishing I just place a sharp rock in the water and sit there waiting for all the dead fish to float to the top... Kingfisher
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04-05-2013, 08:29 AM #12
How can you NOT laugh at a goofy fruit.When in d0ubt read it until it makes sense, then read it again!
04-05-2013, 12:50 PM #13
When I need to reduce the out-put (flow) of a return pump, I like to use a by-pass line with a ball valve. Basically it is two return lines coming off your pump, one of them will be plumbed the way you need it to be for your application, and the second line (the by-pass with the valve) just stays in the same compartment as a the return pump. I use the valve on the by-pass the re-direct some of the flow keeping more of it in the same camber as the return pump which lowers the flow out of the pump into your return line. I find that works best for me as I will not add any additional pressure to the return pump causing it to wear out faster
You might be able to do something like this for what you are planningIf you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
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