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So I was just wondering if someone could explain how these are used, because I can't seem to figure out what good these blocks are.

Took me me awhile to figure it out, but they treated as a multi block system, in witch you make a tank shape with a gap in the middle.

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Sounds like they're pretty much the same as railcraft iron tanks then? I had been wondering the same thing but never tried them out.

Yea it does, considering it makes a sound every time you make it.

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There is a valve block, called a dynamic valve, but I don't know how to connect it to something. I'm just not going to mess with them in my regular world.

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How do you input/output liquid with pipes/liquiducts? I'm assuming that there is some sort of valve block?

You need to follow the value rule with liquiducts, make sure that there pipe has been hit with a wrench and has a redstone sig like a lever.

There is a valve block, called a dynamic valve, but I don't know how to connect it to something. I'm just not going to mess with them in my regular world.

You place on the same level as the tank.

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Finished filling my test tank with water. A 9x9x8(max railcraft iron tank size) holds 4,704,000 mb of water, or 4,704 buckets. A railcraft tank the same size holds 10,368 buckets :(

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Do you know how to pump out liquids using mechanical pipes?

You might need to use the Electric pump for that, but I'm not sure, the wiki isn't updated for the dynamic tanks yet.

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So far, from my limited testing, the size of the dynamic tanks cannot be as large or larger than 20x20x20, unsure about 19x19x19 to 16x16x16. Just made a 15x15x15 in a creative world, and it looks as if its going to hold perhaps 20-30 thousand buckets. Will edit and reply with more info as I do further testing.

Edit: 15x15x15 holds 35,152 buckets.

Pic 4 (shows total capacity of a 15x15x15 dynamic tank): http://tinyurl.com/lut98zd

Pic 1: http://tinyurl.com/l84wov8

Pic 2: http://tinyurl.com/knrqllm

Pic 3: http://tinyurl.com/mtovsqx

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Has anyone got any videos or images of taking the liquid out the tanks via the valves? It's doing my head in as no matter what, with the liquiducts and a tesserack it won't come out. I tape the pipe so the arrows appear and then liquid goes into the pipe. Tessarack is set to send from the tank and another is set to receive but nothing ever gets to the other tessarack.

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What's really annoying with the dynamic tank is it doesn't change its appearance once its working. So attempting now, to create a 15x15x15 one and having problems getting it to work. Can't tell where there is a dynamic glass block missing as it must be that causing it not to work. Sticking it underground hasn't helped :)

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So far, from my limited testing, the size of the dynamic tanks cannot be as large or larger than 20x20x20, unsure about 19x19x19 to 16x16x16. Just made a 15x15x15 in a creative world, and it looks as if its going to hold perhaps 20-30 thousand buckets. Will edit and reply with more info as I do further testing.

Edit: 15x15x15 holds 35,152 buckets.

Pic 4 (shows total capacity of a 15x15x15 dynamic tank): http://tinyurl.com/lut98zd

Pic 1: http://tinyurl.com/l84wov8

Pic 2: http://tinyurl.com/knrqllm

Pic 3: http://tinyurl.com/mtovsqx

Can you count yours again? I've setup a 15x15x15 on a test world, doesn't work.

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All in one chunk, all laid out correctly yet still doesn't like the 15x15x15 size.

Also dynamtic tanks don't play well with buildcraft pipes. They work OK when you first lay the pipes to pump the liquid out, but log off and on again and it flips the pipes so they are going the wrong way.

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I've only ever managed to get liquiducts to pump items into dynamic tanks, they refuse to release anything that is in the tank, hence forced to use the BC pipes.

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