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  1. #1 A circulatory siphon 
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    I wondered if someone would be able to shed some light as to whether this is possible. I want to have two tanks of water on the same level surface with a tube siphoning water from one tank to the other. Then with another tube siphoning water from that tank back to the original tank. So that they are in a continuous loop. Is this possible? Any help and an advice would be greatly appreciated.


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    You can only siphon from a higher water level to a lower. So once the water levels are equalised, flow will stop.


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    Quote Originally Posted by anaylor View Post
    I wondered if someone would be able to shed some light as to whether this is possible. I want to have two tanks of water on the same level surface with a tube siphoning water from one tank to the other. Then with another tube siphoning water from that tank back to the original tank. So that they are in a continuous loop. Is this possible? Any help and an advice would be greatly appreciated.
    Unforunately without adding energy to the system you would be dabbling in an arcane world of jiggery pocus that runs counter to a certain second law......but good thoughts though. :-))
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