Cerges with Fluval 406-Reduced flow issue
I posted an issue in the cerges DIY thread, but figured rather than clutter that I would post my own here to seek assistance.
I used this for my housing http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007VZ2O2O/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
I kept the initial setup simple to make sure it would work. I just have two 3/4 brass barbs screwed in to the sides. On the in side coming from the Fluval I have a tee for my co2 line to enter the reactor. This housing only fits a 1/2" PVC pipe that I have about 1" from the bottom of the reactor.
When I plumbed it up to the filter and turned it on I basically lost most of the flow from my filter. I've read that my filter should work and shouldn't lose much flow if any. So I'm not sure the issue here. Can someone help and shed some light on my problem?
*Edit* I'm wondering if using the 1/2 pvc inside the housing is causing this? It fit perfectly into the existing hole. Would using a large piece fit around the hole be better and maybe bring the flow rate back up?
Last edited by bsantucci; 09-15-2014 at 03:33 PM.
Reason: pipe size