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PostSubject: DIY Submersed flow manifolds   Thu Sep 01, 2011 1:52 am

So i was presented with a flow problem in a friends tank.some dead spots were accuring and the tank was a little to long for the existing power head to get to the other tank corners.getting another power head is currently not an option so we needed alternatives.CHEAP alternatives.so i dug around in my PVC and plumbing pieces and away we went.
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PostSubject: Re: DIY Submersed flow manifolds   Thu Sep 01, 2011 1:54 am

first we cut some pieces of flex tube to even get a male end to attach something to the output.[img][/img]
then we attached a nipple to a half inch PVC adapter to attach to more PVC.
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PostSubject: Re: DIY Submersed flow manifolds   Thu Sep 01, 2011 1:58 am

after a few cuts of apropriately mesured pipe, a T fitting with a ball valve attached to regulate flow, and the elbow with the extended pipe for flow on the far bottom end of the tank.
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and here is that little pump running on this cheap manifold.many aplication for a verticle model and still usable with the adapter when a larger pump is aquired.
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PostSubject: Re: DIY Submersed flow manifolds   Thu Sep 01, 2011 1:59 am

and no.. the water hose is not on.
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PostSubject: Re: DIY Submersed flow manifolds   Sun Sep 11, 2011 1:43 am

thanks again for the help in that one.
amazing what a few pipe fittings can do.
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