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A venturis used to add air to back wash off of pump to inject air to bottom of tank.

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Comment by TCLynx on September 12, 2011 at 8:49pm
very cool
Comment by David Waite on September 12, 2011 at 4:38pm
I am going to build one this weekend for Raychel. I will build it in steps and show pics to help with concept.
Comment by TCLynx on September 12, 2011 at 1:33pm
do you have more pictures of this from different angles? Can you link to them for us?
Comment by David Waite on September 12, 2011 at 12:44pm
Allysyn the water is forces thru the gray nipple past the top of the tee. This causes a vacumn and draws air into the water as it is forced past the tee. No electronics or anything is needed for a venturi to operate. Just water pressure. You might be seeing the reducing bushing that the gray nipple is screwed into Allysyn.
Comment by Allisyn Wood on September 12, 2011 at 10:42am


What is the white piece inside the T-joint? How does the water get through?   It just sucks air into the water stream that is diverted back to the fish? Nothing electronic involved?
Comment by David Waite on August 15, 2011 at 9:49pm
Rachel I use a tee. The tee is 1 in slipxslipx 1/2 female threaded. I then screw a 1/2 nipple by 6 in long into a 1 inch slip reducing bushing. I then glue this together. I then screw a 1/2 90 into the top of the tee and put some poly on it to keep it above the water line. Rachel if this is too complicated take a pic for me where it is going into your system and what size pipe and pump you have. I will build you one and ship it in a flat rate box to you. You will have to send me a taro in return hehe. I have more pics on this if it helps. Take care............D
Comment by Raychel A Watkins on August 15, 2011 at 5:49pm


I am going to adopt your idea of the bucket but this is what I really nee also.  How is this made.  My son in law just introduced me to this term last month.  How exactly do you build this.  I hate not having the knowledge or the skills like this.  I have some set apart tanks and I need to get oxygen to the water.  Most of my tanks have a blower to them but some do not.  CXould you please enlighten mw.  Mahalo Raychel

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