Possible collector option

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Possible collector option

Postby Twhitenosugar » Thu 14 Jun 2018, 20:10:54


I've recently been looking for a suitable container to use as a collector and have really struggled to find anything that ticks all the boxes, so I'm guessing many others have too.

Well after a lot of research the best option I've come across so far is a slimline water tank sold by a company called endura. Here is the link: https://www.enduratank.co.uk/tanks/vert ... al-tank-2/

It looks tall enough, has two flat sides which I'm planning on attaching two 4" tank connectors for the inlet and outlets. I'm also thinking of attaching a tank connector on the inside of the outlet with the tail of the tank connector cut down so that the elbow of the airlift can fit onto the end of it to hold it in place, if that makes sense?

Hopefully you may find the tanks sold through the link useful. But I'd be interested to see what others have used as a collector.

As I've said in another thread, I question whether a collector is even needed. I'm sure you could get a decent (But probably not the highest) flow by just attaching your filter outlet pipe to the bottom of the airlift. But until there's evidence that method will produce sufficient flow, looks like I'll have to stick to improvising a makeshift collector.

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Re: Possible collector option

Postby Pssymon » Tue 26 Jun 2018, 22:08:11

Good day,

Thank you for your suggestion.
Is this a metal tank? Since they mention it is rust proof...
It looks suitable, but those flat sides look quite small. Are they big enough to properly fit 4 inch connectors?
How much do your connectors cost? Just to get a picture of what the completed collector will cost.

You mentioned not using a Collector before. I will probably test this in the future, but keep in mind that this setup will make servicing the Airlift impossible.
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Re: Possible collector option

Postby Twhitenosugar » Wed 27 Jun 2018, 9:04:18

Hi pssymon

This tank is made out of mdpe. Having had the tank delivered I agree the flat sides are too small for a 110mm tank connector (it may work but I'd have to cut the flanges down to fit in the gap). But I've found some 110mm radial tank connectors (designed for attaching onto curved tanks) and the curvature of the tank is almost indetical to the curvature on the tank connector.

I can't recall how much the tank connectors were but think they cost about £12GBP.

So my plan is to install 2 radial 110mm tank connectors to serve as an inlet and out let for the collector.
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