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PostPosted: Mar 7th, '18, 17:14 
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Hey guys yesterday i had a blunder with my AP system what made me think who has any safty features in there AP.

(safty features as in backup pumps alarms when the pumps stop running automatic water refilling systems ect.)


In Holland we just had a vriezing period so i had to turn of my water pump and turn on my airpump.
Yesterday the ice was mostly melted so i decided to turn my water pump on again, only i was in a rush after work so i turned it on and left it...

Big blunder! i forgot to check my system and my autosifton was still frozen so my pump emptyed my IBC system within half an hour....
Lucky i heard the rumbling of the dry waterpump so i found out on time what had happend and maniged to restore my AP system.

My fish had been stressed but are still healthy and well.

But i was thinking how to prevent this from happening again?
If the sifton gets blocked again i could build an overflow drain back to my fish tank anyone got any backup system like this?
i hate the fact that my system has no features like this only i dont want to spend alot of €€ atm.
Idealy i would rig my system up with sensors so i would get a message on my phone whenever anything goes wrong...


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 Post subject: Re: safety systems
PostPosted: Mar 7th, '18, 19:09 
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Many different systems

Simple relay switch that turns on a 12volt pump run off batteries when we have a power failure

Sensor systems linked to phone

I think a container that maintains a level while the pump is working is ideal as it covers most situations , a float switch in this container could switch an alarm in house and a air pump what ever you prefer
(container has a small drain back to fish tank / sump)
So when the flow stops and the water level drops in the container the float switch activates
So a power failure / pump failure / system leak / frozen siphon / would all be covered cheap easy to set up
Container could be a radial filter as well , so water flow to growbeds could go through container

Having said that my back up components are still in the shed I will get burned one day .

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PostPosted: Mar 7th, '18, 22:19 
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Tnx Terra ill think about it maybe i can come up with a solution with some old bits and pieces i have lying around


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it happens a lot and certainly more often than people realise.
It happens a lot when one goes away.

as you note the best overflow protection is a separate open feed.
I have one in the side of my large grow bed and it simply drops water back to the fish tank.
Has saved me a couple of times when things go wrong with the main standpipe.

a CHIFT-PIST setup has the advantage that the fish tank cannot be pumped dry because the pump is in the sump. And that gets pumped dry first.

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