Simple, unique, auto top off
No pictures because I'm lazy.
This is a continuation of my last thread. I think you can find it via my username
Goal: auto top off system -- 0 risk of flooding, minimal space. 12 gallon long. Cheap.
Reservoir with in/out hooked to peristaltic pump
Pump inlet and outlet each have their own u-shaped glass bend over the tank. Set the output back into the reservoir. -- don't think too hard yet
Set the "input" u-bend entrance at the exact height you want the water level
Connect the pump to a timer
The pump runs every day, or twice a day, or once a week -- whatever you set it to
If the water level reaches that "input" glass u-bend. (Which is set to the level you want the aquarium). It will begin to pump water back into the reservoir. If the water is below that level, it will pump air into the reservoir, which is good, because that water needs to be replaced with something
Zero risk of flooding
Less than 20 dollars
No mechanical float switch thing
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