Inline drip system

Discussion in 'DIY - Do It Yourself' started by Florian Pellet, Jul 4, 2016.

  1. Florian PelletWell Known MemberMember

    Hi DIY fishlorers,

    I'm trying to make a DIY drip system. I posted another thread about the tiny glassware overflow I'm making (I have no sump, I use a canister filter, so I only need my overflow to handle a tiny amount of flow, so it gets to be small and cute like ADA pipes instead of bulky and super visible):

    Now I'm here to ask about the other side of the drip system: the water influx.

    Because I'm using a canister filter, I can't drip into a sump. And to remove clutter, I'd love not to have to drip into my tank either. So I'm wondering whether there is such a thing as an inline piece of equipment that I could plug my water into? It's basically going to be a hose (of whatever size but I'm thinking airline type) with low flow low pressure (1 gallon per hour tops). Maybe something like an inline doser? I don't know if that exists...

    Could using a CO2 inline diffuser work? I'd plug the water inlet where CO2 would normally arrive.

  2. Florian PelletWell Known MemberMember

    No one has an idea for me? That would be such a cool innovation though!
  3. Big RedWell Known MemberMember

    Look up joeydiyking on you tube he will help you out. But you might find what your lookingfor in the lawn watering section.
  4. Florian PelletWell Known MemberMember

    I've looked at his videos. But nowhere there is a way to inject water directly into the return hose from the canister filter.
  5. Big RedWell Known MemberMember

    Ohh that sounds problematic. Cans can only pump so much I feel like tying a return line in would cause leaks why not drop it into tank. Running it inline may cause a vacume on drip line and suck more water than you choose too.
  6. Florian PelletWell Known MemberMember

    It would be a very minimal addition though. Like .5 gallon per hour. Plus, I already have an inline pump on the return hose from the cannister, to help with the flow rate. It sounds very feasible, I just don't know how.
  7. Florian PelletWell Known MemberMember


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