Automatic drip system using pump instructions/ the better little dripper

Beman

Chameleon Enthusiast
Ok so I have fought with the little dripper for 7 months now. With the impending arrival of my second cham the thought of two little drippers was not something I was up for. So with the help of @JoXie411 and @SharpShooter this is what I got and how I did it.

I have a cabinet below my enclosure where everything is stored.

So your Amazon shopping items are:
This pump (you need the adapter that this comes with) It will easily give you a 6 foot rise to the top of the enclosure. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07D2B55S6/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o01_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1

This kit (you need the large green piece to click on to the adapter that comes with the pump): https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B013JPIJG4/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o01_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1

A water reservoir that is deep enough for the pump: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007RBB662/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o01_s03?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Optional timer (I only want mine running during the day): https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00DYNE6PK/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o01_s04?ie=UTF8&psc=1


Now to put it together... Soooooooo easy with these items!

First cut a hole in the reservoir for the power cord and the drip tube. I used a small saw to do the vertical cuts and then bent the piece back and forth to break it off.


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Then put the pump in suction cups down valve up. The pump comes with two adapters for the valve. Use the larger one. Screw it into the pump.

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You will take the large green piece that comes with the irrigation supplies. This one has a tip that screws off. You screw that piece off and then slide it over the tube then push the tube back onto the nozzle. Then screw the green piece back on. This whole piece is what will click on to the valve of the pump.

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Now you click this piece into place. Yes, you can get it back off the pump valve. The green piece has a push pull release.

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Then I used the red drip tips for inside the enclosure. It comes with green ones but even when screwed down they still spray everywhere. You can adjust the drip rate with the red drip tips. (Beman approved design)


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That is all there is to it for hooking this up. So easy! I would recommend if you are running to more then one enclosure to have the T splitter within the reservoir just in case it leaks where the tube meets the T. You can do this by giving yourself 6 inches of tube from the pump then hook in the T connector. Then have the 2 tubes come from that T out the back hole of the reservoir to your enclosures.

The kit comes with tons of pieces so I am sure you could get fancy here as well. This pump is very powerful so it should run multiple enclosures without issue.


Enjoy :)
 

Daesie11

Chameleon Enthusiast
Oh my God thank you so much
I just bought a little dripper a few days ago and I already hate it so much. I wonder if Petco will take it back... it was just water in it??? I'm sure itll be fine.
also thank you for including pictures and making this as idiot proof as possible :LOL:
 

Beman

Chameleon Enthusiast
Oh my God thank you so much
I just bought a little dripper a few days ago and I already hate it so much. I wonder if Petco will take it back... it was just water in it??? I'm sure itll be fine.
also thank you for including pictures and making this as idiot proof as possible :LOL:
They will! LOL girl I need idiot proof myself. I am a visual learner. I sat at the table for a good 30 minutes staring at all the pieces confused out of my mind until I finally figured out that the pump adapter would hook up to the green piece :hilarious:

Oh and those are all amazon prime items :p
 

JoXie411

Chameleon Enthusiast
Ok so I have fought with the little dripper for 7 months now. With the impending arrival of my second cham the thought of two little drippers was not something I was up for. So with the help of @JoXie411 and @SharpShooter this is what I got and how I did it.

I have a cabinet below my enclosure where everything is stored.

So your Amazon shopping items are:
This pump (you need the adapter that this comes with) It will easily give you a 6 foot rise to the top of the enclosure. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07D2B55S6/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o01_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1

This kit (you need the large green piece to click on to the adapter that comes with the pump): https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B013JPIJG4/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o01_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1

A water reservoir that is deep enough for the pump: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007RBB662/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o01_s03?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Optional timer (I only want mine running during the day): https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00DYNE6PK/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o01_s04?ie=UTF8&psc=1


Now to put it together... Soooooooo easy with these items!

First cut a hole in the reservoir for the power cord and the drip tube. I used a small saw to do the vertical cuts and then bent the piece back and forth to break it off.


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Then put the pump in suction cups down valve up. The pump comes with two adapters for the valve. Use the larger one. Screw it into the pump.

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You will take the large green piece that comes with the irrigation supplies. This one has a tip that screws off. You screw that piece off and then slide it over the tube then push the tube back onto the nozzle. Then screw the green piece back on. This whole piece is what will click on to the valve of the pump.

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Now you click this piece into place. Yes, you can get it back off the pump valve. The green piece has a push pull release.

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Then I used the red drip tips for inside the enclosure. It comes with green ones but even when screwed down they still spray everywhere. You can adjust the drip rate with the red drip tips. (Beman approved design)


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That is all there is to it for hooking this up. So easy! I would recommend if you are running to more then one enclosure to have the T splitter within the reservoir just in case it leaks where the tube meets the T. You can do this by giving yourself 6 inches of tube from the pump then hook in the T connector. Then have the 2 tubes come from that T out the back hole of the reservoir to your enclosures.

The kit comes with tons of pieces so I am sure you could get fancy here as well. This pump is very powerful so it should run multiple enclosures without issue.


Enjoy :)
Look great happy to help with my mad scientist ideas!
 

Daesie11

Chameleon Enthusiast
I want a 100% automated automatic refilling mistking that is ALSO remote accessible so I can turn on my mistking from work. Where are my handy-tech minded people :LOL:
 
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