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    Loop Siphons

    Any suggestions on loop siphons in order to get them perfectly working? I have a small flood and drain system with two grow beds 36X24X8 and 100 gallon fish tank about to start my first cycling process! Just wondering if there were any hidden facts you must know to get loop siphons w/hoses right?

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    Re: Loop Siphons

    Never tried a Loop Siphon, but I know I did not have any luck with any designs of the Bell Siphon. Not sure if this will work for you but maybe worth a try. Under to search tab on the upper right hand corner of the home page type in "Pipe Siphon by Apollo". Works great, cheap, easy to build.

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    Re: Loop Siphons

    Welcome to the forum. Apollo will not lead you astray...
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    Re: Loop Siphons

    I have not use loop syphons but did have a bell syphon on my small system....
    I found that I continually had to "tweek" it to keep it running properly. This may have been due to pump inconsistencies but it got old very fast.....
    I converted my GB to a continuous flow using a standpipe to regulate amount of water in my system.
    My system is now doing better than ever before....
    That is just my thoughts and experience...
    Let us know what you are doing and WELCOME to the addiction!
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    Re: Loop Siphons

    Sorry I has taken so long to respond but the system is doing well with the loop siphons but, they are temper mental when slightly adjusted! In the end I am glad I used them. Thanks for the responses my fellow aquaponeers!!

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    Re: Loop Siphons

    my fellow aquaponeers!!
    The term is AQUAPONIST
    JCO
    Irish eyes are always smiling but
    • "In the eyes of the world, you are only as good as your last success"
    so never forget
    • "MAN IS ONLY LIMITED BY HIS IMAGINATION"

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    Re: Loop Siphons

    Quote Originally Posted by JCO
    my fellow aquaponeers!!
    The term is AQUAPONIST
    Maybe. Sometimes my wife thinks I'm an aquaponaholic.
    I'd rather be ready 6 months too early than one day too late.

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    Hello....My name is Don and I am an aquaponaholic!!!
    Put all excuses aside and remember this: YOU are capable - Zig Ziglar

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