"Cheer up! the glass is half full. Any system needs some tweaking/set up.
Suggest that you borrow/invest in some measurement equipment - such as multi-meter ~ 10USD - should be available at any hardware…"
Had the great pleasure of meeting a fellow CA Aquapon, Andy from Santa Barbara. Got me to thinking we shouldn't be left out. There is a Florida and Colorado group so there has to be one from CA. Besides we can share links, ideas and suppliersSee More
"Glenn at Olomama Gardens described such a scenario, stating that it is possible to pump 10 stories high. Perhaps if you contact him, he can tell you how to do it.. Check out the videos and good luck.
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"Steve, (and everyone else)
You may or may not understand the following....
I'm a little overwhelmed by the failure of this project thus far... And in no way am I blaming you or anyone else...
If you noticed above, I alluded to health issues,…"
"Thanks Glenn for info above!
Steve, Pieter, Glenn or anyone! ( :))
So, how many watts additional do I need? My 1200 gallon tank is in a separate unfinished room in my basement - temperature varies depending on weather outside as one wall in my…"
"I suppose the real question is how you define practical? I am sure there are many others here with more experience and on a much larger scale. But, here is my two cents.
As I understand it, the air lift height and the capacity of the…"
"Well the winter is upon us ,I am refilling the fish water tank with rain water from the roof of the house ,pipe going down to the greenhouse works quite well. owing to the fact it is winter I am filing the water but with a bucket of hot water…"
"All the research I am aware of seems to agree with a rule of thumb of 3 to 5 watts per gallon being required to heat a system with enough flexibility to not stress the fish. The more exposure to the outside extreme temperatures the closer to 5 watts…"
"Sorry Pieter for the mixup and thanks for all the handy info and chart!
I'm feeling pretty deflated right now. I was told on a few koi forums that a 1500 watt element should do he trick indoors, but would take a number of hours to first…"
"Another thought would be a second heating element. You could add another SSR just like what you have and another element and run a quality (12 gauge) Extension cord to the next nearest plug that is on another breaker. This could double…"