I'm looking at trying to get some better circulation in my tanks.
Currently none of the tanks have a filter, they've just got waterpumps for circulation and CO2
diffusion. All three tanks have the same basic set up. A ViaAqua 180 pushes the water out of the tank through 1/2" vinyl tubing and through a PVC
Inline Reactor and then returns to the other end of the tank through some more 1/2" vinyl tubing.
I was thinking that if I could come up with a way to have the water returned through a spraybar instead of just leaving the open end of the vinyl tubing, it should improve the water circulation and with proper angling improve the gas exchange without gassing off excessive amounts of CO2
. I'm looking for help determining the best way to build spray bars for each of the tanks.
2.5 gallon: 12" wide
5.5 gallon: 16" wide
10 gallon: 20" wide
The easiest way to do this would be if I could find an existing spraybar that is the correct length for the tanks or easily moded to fit. My next idea would be to try to make a spraybar out of some PVC
by adding a cap to one end and drilling holes along it's length.
This Ehiem Kit 2
looks like it might fit the bill, but I don't see anything about the total length of the kit. Anyone know how long it is and whether it's easily sizable?
Here's a less expensive Spray Bar Kit
by Fluval. Anyone know how long it is, whether it's easily sizable, and what size the connections are?
Any other kits/ideas that might work?