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Re: [Killietalk] flow through systems?
LeeH920226 at aol_com wrote:
In a message dated 11/1/03 11:21:11 AM, whuntley at verizon_net writes:And breaking them might be a lot harder than a heavy 20G tank, too. :-)
<< Using a trombone overflow, it is trivial to lift it out for cleaning,
and to block the airhole to restart the siphon, afterward. IMHO, it just
makes it way easier to move tanks around and to clean them. YMMV.
I use the trombone type overflow for larger tanks that I don't want to risk
breaking or don't want to move to drill. The space limitations make them
difficult for 2 gallon tanks with very little space between.
How big does the outlet need to be, Lee, for your kind of system? I have
been toying with making trombone drains that fit flat against the back
of a small tank (e.g., 5G), using only drip-irrigation fittings and 1/4"
I have been more interested in a slow, continuous drip, than in a sudden
water-change surge. Inlets might be a yarn wick inside
refrigerator-ice-maker tubing. What do you think?
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