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PostPosted: May 19th, '15, 00:29 
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Hello all...just joined & will have numerous newb questions - so here's the 1st:

I'm wondering instead of having a bell siphon - if I could just use my fluval 401 pump & re-route from fish to bed & put it on a timer

I ask because a friend gave me like 3 of these units which I have replacement impellars for


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 Post subject: Re: newbie questions
PostPosted: May 19th, '15, 10:50 
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@dagan - Hi and welcome to the forum, can you please give a summary on how you are setting up your system so that we can picture it better. Of course pictures will be the best if you have them.

Normally most members here had been using pumps to move water either from the FT or ST to their GBs with minor alteration here and there. You can browse the system thread and take a look at what others is running with.

The short version of the answer you are looking for is yes, but we will need more information to give you a more accurate answer.

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Can't give you a summary sorry, I'm just looking @different ideas, I guess I'm kind of scared of bell syphon after reading of people's problems w/them...but I have found some other ideas...obviously I'll need some way of draining go
I did notice 1 guy just had a stand pipe w/a T on it...anyhow, hate typing on tablet...get back to you later thanks


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dagan wrote:
Can't give you a summary sorry, I'm just looking @different ideas, I guess I'm kind of scared of bell syphon after reading of people's problems w/them...but I have found some other ideas...obviously I'll need some way of draining go
I did notice 1 guy just had a stand pipe w/a T on it...anyhow, hate typing on tablet...get back to you later thanks

Hi Dagan, don't be scared of bell siphons, they are wonderful things that are easy to make and work really well once you have tweaked the inflow rate to your growbed to get it kicking in and breaking.
The other ways to go are constant flood or timed flood and drain (search on these terms and you will get heaps of information). Both use a standpipe, as does a siphon, so you might as well set up with a suitably sized gravel shroud with a standpipe that you can add a bell siphon to down the track if you want to. I think timed F&D works by pumping a larger volume of water for ~15 minutes to fill you GB, then allowing it to slowly drain out a small hole in the bottom of the standpipe over ~45 minutes. Either way, you still need to turn over the volume of your fishtank once an hour, so you need a bigger pump for timed F&D as it is only on ~15 minutes/hour (or thereabouts).

Check out Colum's latest video on his thread at about 13 minute mark where he explains his bell siphon.

Good luck with your research and I hope you get to build soon.

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here's the one style I was thinking on -- only thing, he doesn't show standpipe (this will be a slow process for me)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DhvE-RobHFg


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@dagan - If you like you can read up on the links below they are interesting and informative.

viewtopic.php?f=51&t=8621&hilit=trial*
viewtopic.php?f=3&t=24121

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I liked this video on bell siphons.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CXaruS5z_Xc

I used the one below with the pill bottle in the video above.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s_brue6URFg

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& then I saw this one...so many ideas
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JXvbLtXckiA


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