Planted Tank Guru
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Denver, CO & Phang-Nga, Thailand
here goes nothin' - a DIY acrylic intake
I've wanted to get rid of the green intake tube that came with my Eheim 2336 for a while, and suddenly I'm motivated to go for it!
I have a heat gun, time, and a plastic store nearby where I can get the equipment. But I wanted to make sure (cause I screwed this up before) which tube to buy before I get it.
The Eheim I THINK comes with that green tubing which is 16/22 - but with the current fitting the intake fits inside of the tube, so it would be slightly smaller than the inner diameter of the tubing. I assume people just slip it on.
The design will be pretty simple - a nice U-shaped bend over the top of the tank, then down about 7 inches and a right turn. Then I'll drill a ton of holes for the intake and slip a sponge over it. That part seems easy enough, but how do I determine the tubing size?
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