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I saw these quick disconnects on a Planted Tank members website and asked where he got them. He said they are available from www.aquaticeco.com.

Female with hose nipple:


Male with hose nipple:
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They look pretty heavy duty. I was thinking of running them inline with the output of an Eheim canister filter (which will be spit and run two 2 Cerges reactors) like so:



I may add a few of these Two Little Fishies valves:
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The alternative of course would be the use of a true union ball valve. Has anyone any experience they'd like to share? I'm wondering if the hose nipple on the Aquaticeco quick disconnect might impede flow. Thanks for any input.
 

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Hmmm... maybe these quick disconnects are not that popular. I guess that the taper present in standard hose barbs that most people tend to use might have the same tendency to cause a decrease in flow:



Anyway, if no one has any experience with the quick disconnects, I may just stick with standard unions and ball valves.
 

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Thanks for the feedback. I appreciate it.

I should also add, I'll be running Hydor heaters inline as well. I guess the reduction in flow really depends on the narrowest point in the tubing. I would think that a number of equally narrow points might have the same effect on flow as having just one.

But, I am going to do my best to eliminate any 90 degree turns in the plumbing.
 
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