- Jul 10, 2006
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I Have A 55 Gal Res. Need A Pump All Diffkinds. Does Pump Size Matter And What Is This 1 Foot Lift Or Something Lookin To Buy One But Dont Want To Get The Wrong One
The 1 foot lift (it's called head), means that the pump will pump the amount of water it states if the place it is pumping to is 1 foot above the pump. The higher it has to pump, the less water it will pump with a max head that it will pump just enough to keep the pump running cool enough to not burn itself up.PACKABINGER@EXCITE.COM said:I Have A 55 Gal Res. Need A Pump All Diffkinds. Does Pump Size Matter And What Is This 1 Foot Lift Or Something Lookin To Buy One But Dont Want To Get The Wrong One
You haven't said what type of grow you're doing. It sounds like you're building an ebb and flow system, but I can't be sure.PACKABINGER@EXCITE.COM said:Well I'm Makin My Own System 1 Step At A Time I Got My Big Blue 55 Gal Res. Alot Of 5 Gallon Buckets Painted Black. Untill I Get My Net Pots .black Poly Hose 1/2'' About 20 Ft So Far. 2 Sets Of Flors For Now Got A 30 To 60 Min Timer Should I Get One Thats Minutes Not Evry 30 Min ? Any Way I Need My Pumps Now Should Both Pumps Be The Same Since Bucket For Controler Is Smaller?
Hydroton An Net Pots An Nuits. Are Hard To Find Gonna Order Online Got Any Good Places To Shop:d
Fill one of the grow chambers to the same level it will fill to when in use.PACKABINGER@EXCITE.COM said:yeah im building an ebb system figured it be cheaper to make than to spend $500 or $600 an then pay shipin an worrry about leo knockin sayin we think u might blah blah u know but yeah thats the one with the control unit whats up about the res being to big would smaller to better thought u need 55 gal or is that for like 100 bucket system?? any info would help
Your reservoir should have a lid on it. No light on the nutrient solution is why you use colored buckets and hose. If the reservoir is covered, then only a very tiny amount of evaporation will take place.PACKABINGER@EXCITE.COM said:Ok I Got It But Since My Res Is So Big Should I Get A Smaller One So There Is Less Room For Humid Temp. To Evaporate It As Fast? Oh An Should I Put An Air Stone In Each Bucket Or Just The Res I Have Tons Of Airs Stones From All My Old Fish Tanks Just An Idea...someone Said To Put A Spray Nozzle On The Hose For The Pump When It Sucks It Back In The Res Will Shoot A Faster Stream Back In The Res To Add Oxygen To The Solution...?