How to create your own underwater waterfall

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  1. solex69

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    Ola

    Been meaning to post this a while ago.

    Have a read here and let's see who's going to give this a go :)

    Cheers
    Dale
     
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  3. veegal

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    Great stuff Dale - I was going to ask you about this......
     
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    Man that looks GREAT - I fink I might give it a try --- when I have some time to spare
     
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    solex69

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    You always have spare time with all 'em tanks you guys have :)

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    Sjoe .... That is good work!
     
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    'Spare time' ??? What's that????? :rofl: Could someone please explain to me what 'spare' time is????? :p
     
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    Zafgak Old fart

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    Sure - Spare time is what Dale Has daily -- He He
     
  9. speedz

    speedz In need of a fishroom....

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    looks great, dont think i'll get time to try this out
     
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    I wish.....there's just not enough time in the day
     
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    Hey, this looks interesting, I'll give it a shot but I'm not gonna use air bubbles to lift the sand. I'll try the eductor method. I've got a spare (really small) pump that should work if I can regulate the flow properly. If I cant, I'll settle for an underwater volcano :)
    I'll take pics and post them, even if I fail horribly and manage to cause an explosion.
     
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    solex69

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    Ok schweet, looking forward to your progress mate

    Cheers
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    Ok, so I've done some experimenting. The small pump i had didn't do the job (the sand i have is too heavy) so I'm gonna use a bigger pump.
    The trial worked 100%, got sand sucked up through a hole in the pipe and flowing out the other side :cool:

    I've just gotta try slow down the flow, prob gonna use a larger diameter pipe or split the flow. Don't have pics yet coz I've just been experimenting in big bucket :)

    Bought some t-pieces and 90 degree bends and will see if I have time over the weekend to build something worth showing.

    Using wather flow rather than air bubbles seems better because u don't have to try hide the bubbles behind something.

    Later....
     
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    solex69

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    I am so looking forward to seeing pics!

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    POST PICS..... EVEN OF THE BUCKET......
    I WANNA SEE PROGRESS..(oR WET FLOORS)
     

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