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This is the system Im currently building here in Phoenix, Az. Ive finished the plumbing and started washing gravel for the two outside growbeds. I found a tilapia supplier so its getting close.

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Comment by Bob Campbell on April 8, 2012 at 9:30am

David, I'm curious how well has the cooling tube with misters worked for you?

Comment by David Schwinghamer on November 8, 2011 at 8:51am
Ok what I have gathered so far is this, first of all putting cuts instead of holes in the shield pipe is better, the reducers with the threads is what you're using for the bottom instead of a bulkhead fitting? I think the part with the lip cut out is the base for the center pipe that can slide up and down and fits in the bottom reducer. The bell is long so how much adjustment do you think you have? This setup would work great for you but I have to 90 over to my main grow bed then into the sump.
Comment by chuck on November 5, 2011 at 7:20pm

just saw somthing. are you thinking of misting inside a vent? sounds soggy

Comment by chuck on November 5, 2011 at 7:18pm
the big pipe withe the cuts is the gravel guard, its 4 inches wide. sorry the whole last 1/2 didnt post that explained everything else. will try a vid never don it but oh well.  will have it tomorow nite
Comment by David Schwinghamer on November 5, 2011 at 5:30pm
I understand the top where the bell is, the bottom of the bell has grooves to let water in, does that part connect to the 1 in 2 adapter around the 1" pipe? If so the adjustment range it looks like 2 to 12"? Could you make a video that shows how the pieces fit together?
Comment by David Schwinghamer on November 5, 2011 at 2:44pm
Can you send me all the parts as they stack on top of one another in relation to the bottom of the growbed? are the threaded reducers, the last pic, do you use them in the bottom of the growbed? With a nut and use silicone to seal? The large part is the gravel shield? What are the lines for?
Comment by chuck on November 4, 2011 at 10:21pm
dang only 1/2 of my speal uploaded. it was kinda long. if you r good with pics ok but if you got ?? spit it out
Comment by chuck on November 4, 2011 at 10:17pm

ok david here you go (disclamer, no one ever know everything) when i started this bed i said to my self, if diderent crops have diferent needs (water) and diferent seasons will change them, how do i choose the corect hight for the siphon and what if i want contant flood later?so i will start with the finished product and work backwards. the 1 inch pipe (the one with red print) is the center of the bell siphon. the piece halfway down like is a 2 to 1 inch reducing coupler. the bell is 2 inch pipe. you can see that the part that is below the ring is kinda long (after watching all kinds of vids and people complaind about bad siphons i noticed that most had short drops. so long it is also once this 1 inch goes in place i have a 90 deg elbow with about 2 feet of 1 inch ending in another 90 deg elbow turned sideways. these 2 turns slow the waters drop a little and just seem to help keep the suction going till the waters gone. next slide


























see that little lip inside? its gota go, if you got the time and a dremmel tool ok but i just whaked it of whith a grinder, also narower makes the next step easier. the part were you get to hammer the lil buger down over the 1 inch pipe til you get to the depth you think you want. think wd40, soap.


























yes uniseals are great but i want to be able to swich things out fast and easy.(ok i tried them and found that if i was going to use them in swap pipe outs i needed to have arms like Shaq) the key word her is REDUSING adapter look at the lip. ya want the one on the Left, got more holding power.


























if they are 2 to 1 inch redusers the 1 inch pipe will go rite through them.

Comment by Sahib Punjabi on November 4, 2011 at 7:51am
Nice :-)
Comment by TCLynx on November 3, 2011 at 8:52pm

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