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Old 04-27-2012, 12:56 AM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Hello,

I have a 85 gallon per hour pump from and old aquarium and I am trying to set up an aeroponic system in a bucket. I am just going to use a sprinkler head from lowes or homedepot, in the middle of the bucket to spray the inside of the bucket and splash water everywhere else.

I know nothing of sprinklers and I am wondering what kind of nozzle to get. I got one but it seems to restrict the pump to much and just trickles out. I can take it off put my finger over the end and it sprays fairly well.

Any suggestions on what kind of nozzle to get?
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Old 04-27-2012, 07:19 AM   #2 (permalink)
 
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You tube it. You will find all types of setups.
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I did that is how I got the idea. I watched this one.



The problem is I don't know what kind of sprinkler head to use. They have so many kinds. I grabbed a 360 head but they have so many designs I don't know the difference.
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I did that is how I got the idea. I watched this one.



The problem is I don't know what kind of sprinkler head to use. They have so many kinds. I grabbed a 360 head but they have so many designs I don't know the difference.
Look for gpm. If the one you have is restricting the pump look for the highest GPM .You can always adjust it down. If the pump is not putting out enough pressure then get a nozzle with lowest GPM.Full circle stream spray may work .

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I set up one with and air pump and air stone,works pretty good
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Ah good idea I will check for one with a higher gpm.

I also set one up with an air stone and air pump, it works great. I found that using a T splitter and using two small stones, opposite each other at the side of the bucket works well. It seems to get better coverage with the splashing than just one stone in the middle. At least with my pump, which was also left over aquarium stuff.

If I get it working I will post a picture and what nozzle I used.
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Some orchid sprinkler heads are small. You could look there also . Im not sure about low water pressure.. Small Pumps are pretty low in the pressure department .. The impellers that move the water are very small and have a lot of wiggle room for some odd reason. Perhaps they all use same impeller casing and only increase motor amps and rpm to deliver more gallons per hour.. Just a guess . Good luck.... I will also enjoy seeing this set up when your finished
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Cool, neat setup in the video!
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