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Hi guys,

 

I was wondering if it's possible to make a Borneman type surge device with an electronic valve. So basically the return pump fills a container set above the aquarium. At certain intervals an electronic valve will open causing water to rush in to the tank. Valve can be controlled by a microcontroller such as an arduino. Has anybody done something like this before? What kind of valve can be used (plastic solenoid)?

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jedimasterben

You're correct in that you'd need a plastic solenoid to do it. Other than finding one the right size, that's about the only complication.

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Probably, but depending on the amount of water you are looking to dump back in the tank, and at what rate, 1/2" might be a little small.

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