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Help needed to by Needle Wheel Conversion Kit of Rio pumps

Hello here,
I am trying to find a place online to buy the following Needle Wheel Conversion kit of a Rio Plus 1100 pump:

http://www.riopump.net/products_pump...ersionkit.html

Anyone has idea where I can find it? I tried already to send an email to that website, but got now answer...
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Hello here,
I am trying to find a place online to buy the following Needle Wheel Conversion kit of a Rio Plus 1100 pump:

http://www.riopump.net/products_pump...ersionkit.html

Anyone has idea where I can find it? I tried already to send an email to that website, but got now answer...
The only place I know of to order the kit is from Taam themselves. I would try to contact them again. You can order the needle wheel impeller on Amazon but not the impeller cover with Venturi.

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Yeah, that's exactly what I found out too. I will try to contact them again thanks!
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Yeah, that's exactly what I found out too. I will try to contact them again thanks!
I'm using needle wheels on (2) Rio 1100's as well. They are in the sump of my 240g.

When I contacted Taam about the conversion kits, I was told they don't sell the venturi part in the US, and they directed me to Amazon for the impellers.
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Really? Too bad... How do you connect the co2 tubing to the pump?
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Really? Too bad... How do you connect the co2 tubing to the pump?
The rio 1100 has an intake strainer attachment. I just snipped one of the grills off and you can squeeze the CO2 tubing right into the strainer. Any bubbles get sucked in and chopped up.
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That's a great solution! I never thought about that! I am gonna order a needle wheel right now... Thanks!
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