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Re: Hello all. Back to the hobby.
"Peter W O'Dwyer jnr" <odwyerpw at nycap_rr.com> wrote:
> a CO2 reactor. No more bucket brigade either, as I will use one of the
> light timers on the unit to power a solenoid and add 3 gallons of water a
> day, automatically. I have a corner overflow in my Aquarium to the Wet/Dry
> so no overflow problems here. I have an overflow on my Wet/Dry that leads
> to the drain. So new 3 gallons in, old 3 gallons out! Just need to get the
> right solenoid Dwell Time & Flow rate to get 3 gallons. Ebay has been a
Did you consider a garden watering timer instead ? It provides the timer
AND valve in a single inexpensive and easy to install and operate unit. I use
a Melnor 3015 Electronic Aqua Timer (http://www.melnor.com/, about $24 @ Home
Depot) to feed 4 gal/day to my 120 and 1.5 gal a day to my 46 planted tanks.
This particular brand / model has a very wide range of settings for its price
range. I use garden hose Y connectors with ball valves to control the flow
rates. It has been working flawlessly and is a very inexpensive solution.
- Ivo Busko
"Buy a fish, Save a tree !"
Project Piaba: http://www.angelfire.com/pq/piaba/