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post #16 of 25 (permalink) Old 12-04-2012, 12:47 AM
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keep in mind, 2 inlet mean more water will flow into the canister. The pump must pump up fast enough to keep up with the water flowing down.
This is definitely not the case. If you go from 1 inlet to 2 inlets, all this means in that the pressure into each inlet is lessened (in theory by half) so that the sum of the two is still equal to the pressure of just one inlet. So nothing should change in terms of how much water (per unit time) enters the canister.
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Yeah all I'm really trying to do is get water movement in my tank. I posted my tank in tank journals incase anyone wanted to see. I came across another problem. I have my tank on a counter top and it's a really shallow tank so the stock inlet pipes won't be able to hang on the back. Is ehiems inlet pipe plastic? If not can anyone link me to a plastic inlet where I can chop it and make it fit to my tank?
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Yeah all I'm really trying to do is get water movement in my tank. I posted my tank in tank journals incase anyone wanted to see. I came across another problem. I have my tank on a counter top and it's a really shallow tank so the stock inlet pipes won't be able to hang on the back. Is ehiems inlet pipe plastic? If not can anyone link me to a plastic inlet where I can chop it and make it fit to my tank?
The Eheim inlet pipe is plastic and the length easily shortened with a hacksaw.

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keep in mind, 2 inlet mean more water will flow into the canister. The pump must pump up fast enough to keep up with the water flowing down.
That's why I asked for a clarification.

All canister filters that I have seen to date are mag drive: there is no motor, no pump to 'work harder'. The only moving part is an impeller in a Fe jacket that is spun around by a magnetic field. You can plug the outlet completely and the impeller will just move the water within the canister.

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Does anyone know what the size of the ehiems stock inlet and the siZe of the tubing?
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Does anyone know what the size of the ehiems stock inlet and the siZe of the tubing?
Google works wonders.

The diameter of the pipe is 13 mm. The tubing that it uses is 12/16 mm.

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Knowing the size is not where I start when I'm modding stuff like this. What really matters is what will fit so I cut a bit of tubing and take it along to eyeball whether it fits. There is often no reasonable way to say what will fit together due to the various wall thickness.
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OMG so true! This drives me (a true diy'er) NUTS! No standard for nipple sizes and wall thicknesses. I keep thinking that someone could make a killing in this hobby if they just made useful sized quick connects for hoses. Fluval has their Laguna line but it's all huge.... Makes me crazy and want to chew bad things.
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Changed out any faucet washers lately? That will grind you down! There seems to be some kind of code in plumbing that there shall be nothing made that will fit any other brand!
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LOL yea, that's why they give you 50 in the bag!! And then they STILL don't fit! ARRRGG!!!
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