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How to use Topfin Powerhead 50

Started this discussion. Last reply by Robin Jul 1, 2011. 4 Replies

These dang things don't come with any instructions! I am trying to hook a hose up to the front/output of my Topfin Powerhead 50 submersible pump, but unlike more simple pumps I have used in the past,…Continue

 

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aquaponic chemistry
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If so, what type of system? (pick all that apply)
vertical
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Less than 6 months
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I'm a history teacher, and am interested in food justice and technology access for poor and under-resourced communities.

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David Rairigh replied to Robin's discussion How to use Topfin Powerhead 50
"That's probably because the powerhead isn't really a pump.  It is used primarily to move water within the tank, not move water OUT of the tank.  I don't imagine that it is able to generate enough "head" (pressure)…"
Jun 29, 2011
David Waite replied to Robin's discussion How to use Topfin Powerhead 50
"Depends on how you are planning to use to powerhead. Did you have a purpose when you bought it? They have several different applications. Under gravel filter...the clear pipe that comes up, the end of the power head goes in that tube. It will pull…"
Jun 28, 2011
Robin posted a discussion

How to use Topfin Powerhead 50

These dang things don't come with any instructions! I am trying to hook a hose up to the front/output of my Topfin Powerhead 50 submersible pump, but unlike more simple pumps I have used in the past, the intake seems to shut off? How do I get it to pump water up into my tubing? And secondly!.. What is the clear tubing with the pincher valvy looking thing on the top for? Thanks!RobinSee More
Jun 28, 2011
David Waite left a comment for Robin
"Robin was really enjoying our conversation on how to save the world. Hopefully we will fiqure it out."
May 24, 2011
Robin replied to TCLynx's discussion Tap Water and PH
"this is useful, thanks!  "
May 23, 2011
Robin replied to David Waite's discussion What is the best way to lower the GH
"this is really useful, Rupert. now I just need a friendly science nerd to draw me a diagram! robin"
May 10, 2011
Matt Denten left a comment for Robin
"Hey Robin, let's definitely stay in touch.  My aquaponic system did not have enough fish mass to keep up with what I wanted to grow plant wise, so I converted it back to a hydroponic system.  I'm moving to Tuscon in August to…"
May 9, 2011
Robin replied to Chamsiddine Afraitane's discussion Alternative fish feed
"hmm ok. so it would be useful to have a reserve of water that was been primed for the tank and to add every 2-3 days- i'll try filling an empty aquarium tank that is exposed to sun and a bubbler? it seems the chemicals people add to deal with…"
May 9, 2011

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At 10:06pm on May 23, 2011, David Waite said…
Robin was really enjoying our conversation on how to save the world. Hopefully we will fiqure it out.
At 9:19am on May 8, 2011, Matt Denten said…
Hey Robin, let's definitely stay in touch.  My aquaponic system did not have enough fish mass to keep up with what I wanted to grow plant wise, so I converted it back to a hydroponic system.  I'm moving to Tuscon in August to finish my 2nd BA but if there is anything I can do to help before then please let me know! I'm always up for some volunteer work, especially if it involves hydro/aquaponics!  I will also be donating 5 goldfish and 1 pleco in the near future....
At 6:57pm on May 7, 2011, Jessica Schilke said…

 

Great to hear from you. Yes I am studying at Evergreen.  Thats awesome you have a setup in your classroom!  I would love to keep in touch.  I am hoping to have this system in place by spring of 2012.  Would you like to check out my blog? www.greenjesster.org

 
 
 

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