Inline drip system

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    Florian Pellet Well Known Member Member

    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): https://www.fishlore.com/fishforum/diy-do-yourself/232320-drip-system-glass-overflow.html

    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.
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    Ideas?
     
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    Florian Pellet Well Known Member Member

    No one has an idea for me? That would be such a cool innovation though!
     


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    Big Red Well Known Member Member

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


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    Florian Pellet Well Known Member Member

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

    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.
     
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    Florian Pellet Well Known Member Member

    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.
     
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    Florian Pellet Well Known Member Member