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Old 05-25-2004, 10:26 PM   #1
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Any extra parts needed to connect reactor to Eheim outtake?


For hooking an Aquamedic 1000 reactor up to the outtake hose of an Eheim 2028, will I need any other parts besides maybe extra Eheim tubing? Do I need any couplers, reducers, etc.? Does anyone know what size the Eheim tubing is?

I have regular airline tubing for the co2 coming from a 1-gal jug of DIY co2.
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Old 05-26-2004, 01:53 AM   #2
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I think...think..that you will have to reduce the tubing from 16/22mm (~5/8") to 12/16mm (~1/2"). In fact, I am pretty darn sure of it. You will need reducers.



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Old 05-26-2004, 02:19 AM   #3
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I was afraid of that. Don't you just hate it when you order a new "toy", and when it arrives, you find out you need some funky, hard-to-find adapter or something, so you can't use it right away? I just ordered the reactor. But I'll wait until it arrives, just to be sure, and not EXPECT to be able to put it to work immediately.
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Old 05-26-2004, 04:56 AM   #4
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http://www.aquaristikshop.de/e_artik...actor_1000.htm

Looks like Mike is right. I had to do the opposite adjustment for my ECCO 2235 to fit into my Turbotwist and Hydor heater. I know that the TT has 1/2" adapters, but so-limited the flow that I opted not to use them. Since 12/16mm hosing has a 16mm outside diameter, I simply slid the 12/16 hosing into some 16/22 hosing, and used a little PVC cement to seal the deal. Vwalla, DIY quick-n-dirty adapter.
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So, if I get two identical 12/16mm to 16/22mm hose reducers, I put one on the intake side, and one on the outlet side, right? There's no different male kind and female kind or anything like that, right?
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Yep. That should do ya, Christina.
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