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Old 08-06-2004, 02:53 PM   #1
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Drip system problem

I set up my drip system with the simple bucket with air line tubing that has knots in it. It starts out great but in about a day it starts slowing from a drip every 2 seconds to about 5 seconds. Anybody have this problem before? Is there a trick to keep the drip constant?

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Old 08-06-2004, 03:18 PM   #2
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What are you dripping that long? I think the volume of water in the bucket will make a difference as will how much higher the bucket is over what you are dripping it into.....

I bought a pack of adjustable airline valves (99p) & found adjusting one of those a lot reliable than knots

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if air gets in the line it slows the water don really fast.
A 46 gal bow front (Soft coral) reef tank with a 10 gal sump. And a 30 gal (SPS and Clam) reef tank hooked up to the sump of the 46 so they share water.
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