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Old 06-24-2013, 03:34 PM   #1
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Surge wave simulation .

I have been reading about gas exchange and proper circulation and something came up I have always wanted to do and thought it looked amazing .
A surge system .
Essentially a 5 gallon bucket above your display that releases a surge of water when a desired volume is reached ,
Has anyone used this ?
What would you recommend as a DIY setup ?
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My algae scrubber uses something like that. I have a two gallon dump bucket that unloads every 13 seconds. It creates a wave over the algae and causes it to grow very thick.
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My algae scrubber uses something like that. I have a two gallon dump bucket that unloads every 13 seconds. It creates a wave over the algae and causes it to grow very thick.
Did you make it or purchase it ?
I'm looking for ideas , I site with a few different sketched ideas ,
Keep in mind I only have a 70 gal
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I had it made a long time ago.
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I had it made a long time ago.
Would this idea work for my 70 gal ?
How expensive is the initial set up ?
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I had it made a long time ago.
Do you have any pictures ?
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Probably overkill on a 70, but sure, you can do it. There are several excellent ideas on YouTube. The video of mine is pretty crummy as this thing is over 20 years old.
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Probably overkill on a 70, but sure, you can do it. There are several excellent ideas on YouTube. The video of mine is pretty crummy as this thing is over 20 years old.
I saw a few that looked like a plumbing nightmare ,
The sump in a basement , the display on the next floor ,
And a tank that has the same idea as a toilet with a float and plug ,
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My fish room is in the basement while the main reef is next floor up.
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My fish room is in the basement while the main reef is next floor up.
Ok .
It it your video I was lolking at with the big black float in a tank ?
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