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post #11 of 22
I'm not following how this is a waterfall. Maybe set it up that way and demonstate in a video?
    
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I have one of CyberDruid's 3 bay waterfalls. When used with my d5, the water runs down the walls and top, not down the waterfall. There is just too much pressure from the pump. To get it to use the waterfall, I have it rigged to my fan controller.
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post #13 of 22
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D5 is manually controlable there is no need to hook it up a fan controller.

I just want to hook the inlet up at the top and outlet at the bottom of my Phobya balancer so I could have a waterfall effect ..only problem is how do I fill it?
I though maybe with a T line at the top ...but I would have to order that..got any other ideas?
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post #14 of 22
does cyberdruid still make his waterfall res's?
    
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does cyberdruid still make his waterfall res's?
Not sure, I bought an unused one second hand.
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post #16 of 22
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D5 is manually controlable there is no need to hook it up a fan controller.

I just want to hook the inlet up at the top and outlet at the bottom of my Phobya balancer so I could have a waterfall effect ..only problem is how do I fill it?
I though maybe with a T line at the top ...but I would have to order that..got any other ideas?
If you put in a T-line after the res then maybe that would help with the bubbles. Although I am unsure if you could attain a "waterfall" effect anyways unless you had your flow set up very fast.
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post #17 of 22
Just make sure you're near a bathroom. Listening to water trickle into a reservoir all day weather or works or not would make you frequent the facility more often than typical...
    
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post #18 of 22
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When done right the pump should not be able to suck any water bubbles in.

The res should at least be half filled...the pump outlet should be at the bottom...and the flow rate of the pump should be so high that the water doesn´t lierally fall down and create bubbles in the first place as instead so it can run down the sides.
And even if it did if the res is half full there is no way the bubbles don´t disolve and get sucked in.
you ask... then you disagree... then you answer your own question....

i can tell you right now.. you will have bubbles and it will be noisy... like martin said... it will have the trickle sound
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post #19 of 22
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When done right the pump should not be able to suck any water bubbles in.

The res should at least be half filled...the pump outlet should be at the bottom...and the flow rate of the pump should be so high that the water doesn´t lierally fall down and create bubbles in the first place as instead so it can run down the sides.
And even if it did if the res is half full there is no way the bubbles don´t disolve and get sucked in.
trust me, not matter how you set it up, there's bubble, for res like mine, ek bay spin, I'm running it with MCP35X plugged onto cpu fan header so it uses pwm function, I had mine filled up about 80% of the res. at full rpm 4500, if i let it work as waterfall, it just creates more bubbles, no matter how high you fill the loop since it's not deep enough, at least that's how I find it if you own one you'll know what I mean. but I got all the bubble out of the loop with res filled up to the top and eliminating waterfall effect, now most of bubble in res is gone too. so maybe I'll try it again when all the bubbles in res is gone but technically the res you are looking at isn't waterfall res, I don't know why you want to do it that way since it's gonna be inside the case where no one will notice unless you open it or look inside.
Edited by mekaw - 2/17/11 at 7:51pm
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post #20 of 22
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I have the Extended Ascension with big window and the EATX tray...I only have a ATX board but specifically bought a bigger tray so that I could mount the Phobya Balancer 250 res on it and I will be able to see it from the window .
I also specifically bought this res to create a waterfall effect with because it is very deep.
I have researched a little and most people say you require 4 things to have a waterfall effect without any side effects^^

1.)Deep res like the balancer (the shape is perfect because if micro bubbles or even normal bubbles develop when hitting the water and the res is half full there is only a 7% chance the bubbles won´t disolve before being able to be sucked in by the pump.

2.)Pump with a high headpressure and flow rate and I have the MCP 655 so I should be fine...with those settings maxed out or at least at a high level the water will have no chance of just dribbling down and actually hitting the water and therefor creating bubbles... the water will be pulled to the sides of the res due to gravitation and power of the pump.

3.)Make sure inlet is the highest and outlet the lowest point of the res but that is obvious I guess^^

4.)A lot of people also say it will work better with half inch high flow barbs then compression fittings so I am on the save side.

those points guarantee nothing but they say it will work better this way
I will try it out and report^^
Edited by Kung Pow - 2/18/11 at 5:26am
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