I am building a new stacked AP (aquaponics) system, similar to this:
While I have built bell siphons in the past I am more interested in getting the simplicity of a loop siphon to work on this system. Does anyone have experience with loop siphons?
I have considered two methods for creation.
- Take an 18" long 1" pvc pipe, tape off one end, fill with sand, tape off the other end, heat in the stove for 15 minutes, move, and form into a loop
- Use lazy 90 degree pipe bends and small 1" sections of pipe to form a loop
Are there other methods? Does anyone have any experience with either of these two methods?