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Re: [APD] Top-off systems
>From your description I assume you are using a trickle filter right? If so,
Kent makes a neat little device for your sump. You drill a small hole in your
sump where you want your water level to be, you install the Kent float valve
in the hole which connects using small tubing to an external water source. It
works kind of like a toilet... when the floater is allowed to drop, it allows
water to flow in. When the floater is pushed all the way up, it stops the
water flow. Here is a link to one
I know other people sell them and I thought I only paid like $25 for mine
(don't remember where), so it is probably worth shopping around (this is just
the first place I found a link to). I hope this helps. BTW... how big is your
tank???? You lose 6 gallons a day! Wow.
Quoting Rod Gerrymander <rgerrymander at yahoo_com>:
> Loss from my system is about 6-7 gallons a day. If
> gone for three weeks I don't want anything important
> get uncovered, like a siphon end, a pump, or a heater.
> I need a top-off system.
> Water flow from an AquaLifter is about 3.5 gallons
> per hour. It occurs to me that with an IceCap timer
> and an AquaLifter I might be able to build a top-off
> Are there commercial top-off systems on the market?
> Has anybody built one DIY? I would be happy to hear
> about your experiences.
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