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Re: [Killietalk] Pump for recirculation system
80 to 120 ppm is slightly softer than my water and I have no problems using
it for my killies with out any alterations other than filtering it thru a
carbon filter and letting it sit a day befor I use it.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Earl Blewett" <micro at earlblewett_net>
To: "'killifish discussion list'" <killietalk at aka_org>
Sent: Wednesday, January 10, 2007 11:09 AM
Subject: [Killietalk] Pump for recirculation system
> Dear FishFolk,
> I am re-building my fishroom and have all the parts for a fully automated
> flow through system. However, the Tulsa water is fairly hard 80 - 120 ppm.
> For some of my fish I cut it 50% with DI water and I also like to have
> in my water. I keep nothos and I like the longevity it gives to bbs. I can
> set things up as a semi-automated system as I have filters as well as DI
> carbon cartridges to change my tapwater into reasonable water good water.
> I am looking for advice on two things:
> 1. A pump for a recirculation system one that I can valve down to 15 psi
> for my drip valves. The head would be about 6-7 feet.
> 2. Some kind of timed drip system that I merge with my incoming water to
> add salt (or saline) at a measured amount to reach 1/2 - 1 teaspoon per
> 3. Any way to merge pure DI water with the automated system. I bought a
> automated timer and an inline heater to bring my tapwater up reasonable
> I may end up with a re-circulating system on a 30 gallong sump that I shut
> down and drain 20 gallons twice a week then manually add clean water. I
> already figured out how to do this with my existing equipment.
> This would allow me to add a fluidized bed filter to the re-circulating
> system. I have them on two large tanks and although it is a pain to set
> up and they can be finicky and clog, they are worth it. On a 20 gallon
> brackish tank every single species I've had in the tank has spawned. This
> includes bumblebee gobies, rainbowfish, mystery snails and livebearing
> halfbeaks, among others.
> Thanks for the advice,
> Earl L. Blewett Ph.D.
> Assoc. Professor of Microbiology
> Dept of Biochemistry and Microbiology
> Oklahoma State University - Center for Health Sciences
> 1111 West 17th Street
> Tulsa, OK 74107
> micro at earlblewett_net
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