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Do a anyone run there drain through the uv?
From all research I've been doing , I wouldn't do it. It'll get a lot of air bubbles and it's harder to control flow through it. You'll probably have to clean it more often aswell since everything will be going through it.

What wattage are you going into run?

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From all research I've been doing , I wouldn't do it. It'll get a lot of air bubbles and it's harder to control flow through it. You'll probably have to clean it more often aswell since everything will be going through it.

What wattage are you going into run?

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It’s a 36w

But would it get bubbles if I’m running it through the full siphon side? Also I wouldn’t be running the whole full siphon through the uv. What I was planning was to have the full siphon have a T then gate valves on each line after the T. Then have flow meters after the ball valves. I would then fine tune the flow through each line. Of course the line going to the sump having the heavier flow and the line going to the uv having a much slower flow but still having enough to sterilize a good amount off water.
Now yes there would be bubbles at the beginning of siphon flow but wouldn’t they eventually flow out of the line? Also I would think by having a few bubble at the beginning of the siphon flow that would break up any debris/detritus and like a skimmer have the detritus stick to the bubbles and get pulled out of the lines.
 
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But would it get bubbles if I’m running it through the full siphon side? Also I wouldn’t be running the whole full siphon through the uv. What I was planning was to have the full siphon have a T then gate valves on each line after the T. Then have flow meters after the ball valves. I would then fine tune the flow through each line. Of course the line going to the sump having the heavier flow and the line going to the uv having a much slower flow but still having enough to sterilize a good amount off water.
Now yes there would be bubbles at the beginning of siphon flow but wouldn’t they eventually flow out of the line? Also I would think by having a few bubble at the beginning of the siphon flow that would break up any debris/detritus and like a skimmer have the detritus stick to the bubbles and get pulled out of the lines.
That’s a lot of work. Why not keep it simple and run a small adjustable pump to feed the sterilizer? A pump will be more consistent and cheaper than a gate valve and flow meters.




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That’s a lot of work. Why not keep it simple and run a small adjustable pump to feed the sterilizer? A pump will be more consistent and cheaper than a gate valve and flow meters.




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Yea that’s the way Im currently running the uv. I was trying to eliminate the extra pump and heat from pump. Yes I could use a line off the manifold. But they say(idk who they are) that it’s not the best to have the outlet of the uv drain into the sump if it’s ran off the manifold. Due to the possibility of re-sterilizing sterilized water. I don’t want to run a return line up the back and over the euro brace of the tank. So I figured running it off the siphon drain would be my only option on not re-sterilizing sterilized water. I bought all the plumbing Wednesday and it wasn’t that bad. Less then a $100 for 20’ of 1” black pvc, 3 unions, 4 tru union ball valves, 3 reg ball valves, 20 elbows, 6 Tees, and a few reducers for manifold.
 
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Yea that’s the way Im currently running the uv. I was trying to eliminate the extra pump and heat from pump. Yes I could use a line off the manifold. But they say(idk who they are) that it’s not the best to have the outlet of the uv drain into the sump if it’s ran off the manifold. Due to the possibility of re-sterilizing sterilized water. I don’t want to run a return line up the back and over the euro brace of the tank. So I figured running it off the siphon drain would be my only option on not re-sterilizing sterilized water. I bought all the plumbing Wednesday and it wasn’t that bad. Less then a $100 for 20’ of 1” black pvc, 3 unions, 4 tru union ball valves, 3 reg ball valves, 20 elbows, 6 Tees, and a few reducers for manifold.
Even if you resterilize some water. The sump water does return back to the tank so at the end of the day all the water is processed in the system doesn’t matter if dump into sump or not. Mines feeds from the sump thru the algae reactor and back to the sump. All is fine. And reactor is full of pods


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