Variable flow recipe

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  1. FransSny

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    couldnt sleep this morning so i decided to try something ...take one std gardena sprinkler (oscilating type)...take 1 drill and widen the holes a bit...hook up to 1 sbmesible pump 2000 lph...place into water (tried it in my bath first) and there u have great wave effect for a few $$$$...also nennie safe...not sure if this is a old trick....now to get it onto a timer
     
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    Nice idee think is a new one:thumbup:
     
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    thanks ml....might also work under my new LR stand..nicely hidden and the flow should blow off lots of gunk
     
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    Hope everyting works a cording to plan for you my stuff always comes out "skeef"
     
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    know the feeling....my wife goes on holiday when i try DYI
     
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    What do you mean by DYI isn't id DIY

    DYI do youself it

    DIY do it yourself
     
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    sorry ml....as i said could sleep...having finger/keyboard trouble
     
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    i don't think that would be nennie safe. nothin is ever one hundred percent nennie safe, and a rotating object where their tentacles can get wraped on to it?ooo not sure about that. but a good idea, see how it works and tell us
     
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    er a pic please?
     
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    agree scuba...wont be 100 % nennie safe..but maybe 99 ..95 % ? from what ive read nennies are like kids...they will cause *&%t if things r not 2 their liking
     
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    will post as soon as i can get digital cam (i still use 35mm...old school)...going to try in on 1 of the side walls first & see how it changes things...currently just running in empty bucket full of RO (incase there is stuff inside)
     
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    i don't think as high as that unfortunatly. its all open and exposed, so it would be easy to get trapped. also fish, and shrimps, hermits. i think you should investigate a cover for the second prototype:)
     
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    sorry scuba...maybe i posted wrong...just want 2 try it on the side 2 see difference, being ugly orange i first want to see the effect before figuring out how 2 hide it !..should it work i would cover it with plastic mesh and def not on the side , under the LR maybe...just 4 incase
     
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    And Now, for something completely different

    :lol:goto below WaveMaker link:lol:

    As Skeef as you get
    and definitely
    NEWAGE idea

    YouTube - how to operate the WaveMaker

    Note any springs, metal fittings in sprinkler, are unsafe
    Sprinkler reduces flow drastically.

    Yes, the "effect" is nice.

    Have tried this, amongst other ways of using pop-up irrigation sprinklers,

    Believe it, when people say aquarium-made designs are better, safer, last longer than most DIY.

    But, good luck learning and growing:thumbup:
     
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    Whats out for metal springs

    Hi guys, just thought I may warn you that some garden sprinklers have metal springs in them..

    Rusting may be a bad thing right ???

    Ashraf
     
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